The following text is from a Paso Del Sur post:
City Rep Claudia Ordaz Perez Claims Anyone who Disagrees with Her is a "Disruptor"
At a recent forum hosted by El Paso Realtors Ordaz claimed that her role is to “power through” the "difficult decisions" that primarily benefit her wealthy developer contributors.
Everyone else who doesn't agree on the "sports arena," the way the Mexican American Cultural Center was rammed down our throats, the TIRZ plan to destroy open spaces, or non-voter-approved Certificates of Obligation to pay for pork, is merely causing "disruption" and "dysfunction" and "chaos."
That explains why she and her fellow council reps and the mayor decide everything in closed chambers and in backroom meetings and then “power through” their decisions as "done deals." To avoid those pesky citizens with opinions of their own who demand that City Council represent everyone, not just a few Borderplex Alliance fat cats.
Here's her statement:
"There is this faction that you all are seeing, and I'm sure you've seen it in the media and others. It's to cause dysfunction. It's to cause dysfunction in our City government. We're here trying to do the best thing we can for our community. It's not easy, but we're trying. MPC is one of those; but you saw it with the TIRZ; you saw it with the Mexican-American Cultural Center; and you're seeing it with the MPC. And it's one thing--it's to cause disruption. You're seeing it with Mayor Margo's recall efforts. It's absolutely ridiculous. Recall efforts should be used for people who break the law, not just because you simply disagree with somebody. And now there's plans to recall Cassandra, and now there's plans to recall Sam, and it's all just trying to cause dysfunction. It's unproductive for City government. It's unproductive for the work that we need to do. So that's why it's really important that y'all are having these forums because we need to make sure that we continue to have this coalition on Council that's going to make those tough decisions. Trust me that I will do my best to make sure that we power through to make those difficult decisions for our community. But there's some people involved in [?] each of our races that are going to be part of that dysfunction. They're gonna be causing that chaos and that's just simply what we.. we just do not deserve it."
--Claudia Ordaz Perez, City Representative of District 6, September 27, 2018, Greater El Paso Association of Realtors Forum.