Wednesday, January 6, 2016

A Charm for the Charmer



Just recently, the darling of the Richardson Coalition and charmer of many, got a charm herself at the 2015 Mayor's Christmas party. In he end, I don't think it will be a lucky enough charm.

 
 
 
 
There was also a person who didn't get charmed by her that ended up with a ring.
 
 


The cost for both to the taxpayers for the charmer and the one who stayed silent since September of 2014, knowing what this charmer was up to, only $2,045.40.  That doesn't include the cost of the attorney who did the ethics investigation as a result of the charmer's games and playing around. A couple of thousand here, a couple of thousand there, sooner or later it adds up to real money.

A big thanks for this goes out to the blind loyalist and the Richardson Coalition. How special!!

I wonder how much taxpayer money was spent on food and booze.

More costs to come as a result of the misadventures, no doubt.




 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We Might Be In Trouble ....



..... if this sign was designed, proofread and approved by our fearless leaders!!



Zoom in and see if you can find anything wrong with their "speeling."

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Vote No Is Here

So much for there not being a vote no campaign. It is here. Their flier pretty much illustrates how the charter changes happened, steamroller through.



Monday, August 31, 2015

The Games Begin With The City Using Taxpayer Funds to Lobby the Citizens.





Someone, forwarded me an email that went out this morning. It is interesting. It seems the leader of the Chamber is heading up a "Vote Yes" campaign for the bond and the City Charter Amendments.

What make it most interesting is his salary and benefits are paid for by the city. The Richardson Chamber of Commerce gets over a million dollars a year of financial support from tax payer funds.

So in effect, the city leadership is using taxpayer fund to lobby. That is a no-no, legally. But in Richardson, that is normal business. And as I think John Murphy told someone once before, if you don't like the way things are done, sue us.

Anyways, here is the text of the email forwarded to me. At least one insider doesn't like what is about to happen.


Subject: Join our "Vote Yes" Richardson Bond Program & Charter Amendments Campaign Committee
From: Bill Sproull
Date: Mon, Aug 31, 2015 11:01 am
To: (a bunch of people)
Cc: (a bunch more people)

All,

You have been specially selected as a community leader who we feel can be a very important contributor to the successful passage of the upcoming Richardson bond program and charter amendments.  As you know, the City Council has called for the election on these critical items on the Nov. 3rd ballot, and we want you to join us on the Richardson Vote Yes Campaign Committee that will work to get voter approval of these ballot items.

We invite you to attend our organizing meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 8th, 5-7 pm, at the restaurant Texas in The Shire on Bush 190.  If you cannot attend, but would still like to be on the campaign committee, please let us know.

This campaign shouldn't be too difficult to wage, since there's no tax increase required to fund the bond program, and the Charter amendments insure the direct election of the Mayor (fixing the unintended consequence of the Council appointing the Mayor in case of a vacancy that was created in the last Charter election).  As of now, we know of no organized opposition to either the bond program or Charter amendments. However, we don't ever want to take the election outcome for granted, and with Early Voting starting Oct. 19th, we only have 7 weeks to Get Out The Vote!!

The main things we need from you are your name and for you to reach out to your network.  We will do the work of getting the mailings, phone calls, emails, and yard signs (etc) developed that you can use.

Please join our Campaign Committee and our organizing meeting on Sept. 8th.  You can RSVP to this email address.  We look forward to working with you for a better Richardson!!!

Ken Hutchenrider
Erica Yaeger
John Murphy
Jeanne Hooker
Ron Taylor
Janice Peters
Bill Keffler
Mary Bedosky


p.s.  If you prefer we use a different email address for you during the campaign, please let us know.

Friday, August 14, 2015

For Some, A Big, Mean and Terrible Storm Brewing




Ya, ya, ya. I know. It has been more than a few weeks since posting here. I haven’t gone away, yet. A lot has been going on behind the scenes that most may have had some suspicion about, but don’t know for sure about. And, I have been busy with other things.
But, something big is brewing, either a dark, angry storm, or, finally, what many will think of as a good doze of brilliant sunshine, of course, depending on which side of the fence you happen to be on.
In the next few weeks, may even be an earthquake, Texas style.
So, hold on for the ride! It will be unlike anything that has happened before in Richardson, I predict.

Political bombshell #2, the big one.
 
 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

DMN Wendy Hundley Get More of Mayor Laura ' Phone Records



Wendy Hundley finally get some more records about text and phone calls between mayor laura developer/boyfriend jordan. It raises more questions. Apparently there are personal calls between them where she was seeking for her boyfriend to hired more than a month before filing for office.

I smell snookery with her excuses.

http://richardsonblog.dallasnews.com/2015/05/part-ii-phone-calls-between-mayor-developer.html/

http://richardsonblog.dallasnews.com/2015/05/part-ii-phone-calls-between-mayor-developer.html/

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

For Their Outstanding.....

The City of Richardson cordially invites you to join us in recognizing the outgoing 

2013 – 2015 City Councilmembers


The last G.O. Bond package was $64 million. The next one they are talking about is about $50 million. The most recent Eco dev deal for Palisades was $47 million. 

Here is a notice from the city. Party time again! 


For their outstanding service to the Community 
on the Richardson City Council 

and 

in recognizing the recently elected 

2015 – 2017 Richardson City Council

on

Monday May 18, 2015
6:00 p.m. – Reception 
7:00 p.m. – Canvassing of the Election Results 
and Remarks 

Richardson Civic Center
City Council Chamber Alcove
411 West Arapaho Road
Richardson, Texas 75080

Mayor Laura's Boyfriend Scores a $47,000,000 Plus Payday


It is no wonder they wanted to keep quiet the deal the city has made with Laura's new Beau. Taxpayer will be footing the bill for $47 million dollars plus.

http://graphics.dc-tm.com/Economic Dev. Agreement - Palisades.pdf

Exhibit D
Studies                                                                $92,000
Roads (with Associated Drainage)            $6,188,000
Landscape and Sidewalk                               $8,000,000
Drainage                                                              $4,206,000
Water Distribution Lines                               $1,177,500
Wastewater Collection Lines                       $2,105,200
Electric Duct Bank and Manholes              $1,667,000
Structured Parking                                          $6,000,000
Parks and Trails                                                 $7,970,000
Sub-total for Infrastructure                         $37,405,700
Survey and Design (12%)                              $4,488,684
Inspection (1.5%)                                             $561,086
Contingency (12.15%)                                    $4,544,550
Sub-Total for Other                                         $9,594,300
Grand Total                                                        $47,000,000