City leaders have long been playing a fool’s game with ex-con and downtown investor and slumlord Billy Abraham when it comes to his derelict properties. They’ve never been interested in enforcing his code violations with any backbone until now and it’s my guess this is just another game the City is playing for appearances sake...Read More
El Paso arena
A short film that captures the continued desperation of El Paso Mayor Dee Margo and City Council in their effort to build a “sports arena” in Barrio Duranguito.
At the invitation of the mayor, Fred Morales, a grassroots historian without credentials proceeds to grind his axe against PhD. degreed El Pasoans Dr. Max Grossman, Dr. David Romo and Dr. Yolanda Leyva who are leading the fight against mayor Margo and the City...Read More
Jud Burgess / James No Bond Calls out Mayor Dee Margo, Attorney Sylvia Firth and city council for dirty politics and questionable ethics.
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Mayor Dee Margo, who I believe to be a Republican Trojan Horse with the ultimate goal of Republicanizing liberal-leaning El Paso, has always advocated for the destruction of Barrio Duranguito. As a businessman sitting in the mayor’s seat, he is leading the charge to tear it down and begin building the obscene monument to fiscal stupidity and wholesale historical malpractice on behalf of his wealthy downtown property owning friends...Read More
City leaders have been involved in an orchestrated campaign of deception surrounding the arena and Duranguito since 2012.
And now they have a new BFF in their manipulative efforts to fool El Pasoans — the MountainStar Sports Group.
Remember them? They are the ones who teamed up with city leaders to sneak the baseball stadium past citizens through a variety of backdoor moves...Read More
The arena is not a boondoggle. That’s too cute a word to describe it.
If built, it would be a financial miscalculation of epic proportions that will haunt El Paso taxpayers and politicians for decades.Read More
IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG for new mayor Dee Margo to rip a page straight out of Donald Trumps’s playbook and try to muzzle the free speech rights of the very people he now serves...Read More
There are many issues casting a dark shadow on the city push to erase the historic Duranguito neighborhood and replace it with an arena. One is the removal of residents, some of whom have been living there for decades, and who were used by the city to jump start the development process now leading to their evictions...Read More