Thursday, February 26, 2015

On the Other Hand, NOT So Good News

The Open Space Advisory Board agenda for next Wednesday, March 4th, does not contain an item for discussion and action on the scheduled building of a trash collection station next to Keystone Heritage Park. The Chairwoman, Katrina Martich, had promised at the last meeting that the item would be on the agenda. Apparently, Rep. Cortney Niland, has interfered.  Here is an email from City Planning's David Coronado:

From: Coronado, David A. 
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 11:06 AM

Good morning,
I’m sending you a copy of the draft agenda for next week’s OSAB meeting. Please let me know if you have any changes.

The only item that I know is not included in this is the Keystone MSC proposed expansion. I reached out to Ms. Niland’s office earlier this week and she asked if the Board can hold off on taking an action at this time. She wants to reach out to residents and the Board herself at a later date. Her office will coordinate those efforts when they are ready to do that. I will make sure to contact Mr. Wakeem and let him know of this as well so that he can perhaps be the Board’s liaison on these efforts moving forward.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Let me be clear. The Board - not a Rep - determines its agenda. A majority of the Board could force the item back onto the agenda.

Let's see what happens.

BTW, it appears that Cortney Niland will run unopposed for District 8. This is bad news for El Pasoans. Bad news for the future of our water. Bad news for the PSB. Bad news for open space values. Her upcoming fundraiser at the baseball stadium is likely to raise quite a few dollars. Money that she can now save for a run for Mayor. Good Lord deliver us.

1 comment:

  1. The question is why Niland's office was notified. Is it SOP to "reach out" to council members if something in their area is going to be discussed? If not, who instructed Coronado to do this??