Here is a petition for a Charter Amendment, six months to gather signatures.
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Protective Orders-Protective Orders-Protective Order
Once again HCC is asking for a protective order on a request for production. Why so much secrecy? Byas is only asking for information from 2013 to present. Maybe they should have asked from an earlier date, January 1, 2012 to present. The reason being is that there were persistent rumors that HCC was using taxpayers monies to promote the bond package. A logical vessel for use of taxpayers monies would be the friendly PR people that get over a million dollars a year to promote HCC. Did HCC engage in such a practice, who knows but they certainly have a lot to hide.
In fact one has to ask why a community college has to spend millions of dollars a year of taxpayers monies on lawyers. By the time they finish with the Renee Byas case they may spend in excess of two million dollars on attorney's fees. HCC is between a rock and hard place for instance if they settle does that mean that Eva Loredo, Neeta Sane, Chris Oliver, Carroll Robinson, and Dave Wilson engaged in manipulating Renee Byas to get their buddies contracts?
Here is the request for production for which HCC is seeking protection.
It won't change overnight!
The quote that follows is from the HCC Board Chair;
The Greater Houston Partnership People, Zeph Capo, Neeta Sane, Robert Glazer, and Adriana Tamez have been in power for two years. I say they are the Partnership, people, maybe puppets would be a better term, because it is because of the Partnership that at least three of them are in office. It was the Partnership money that got them elected. The Partnership money failed in only one race and that was the Dave Wilson v Bruce Austin race. Guess who is now exposing some of the shenanigans that is occurring at HCC? Dave Wilson is shedding light where darkness seems to rule. We can thank Dave Wilson for the following two stories and wasteful spending at best and corruption at worse, here and here. If you believe that HCC needs to change, send Dave Wilson a thank you letter at his residence, at 5600 W 34th St. Houston, Texas 77092. Anyone who knows Dave Wilson knows that he resides where he says, only the stupid county attorney thinks otherwise.
Capo is still campaigning with lies and deceit, he has no intention of shedding light as to what HCC is engaged in. The Board Chair has tremendous power, for instance, Bruce Austin signed Renee Bayas contract without notifying the Board, the Board did approve it, they just did not know it kinda like the three monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Neeta Sane gave Vidal Martinez a contract without notifying the Board that she had done it, this is based on what has been posted online regarding the Byas v HCC lawsuit (my reading of the material). Michael Williams refused to allow the rest of the Board see the Butler Report. If Capo and the other puppets wanted change they could have change, maybe Renee Byas is right that the trustees are more interested in other things that would be beneficial to them. If Capo wants to prove that he cares let him release the Butler Report. There is a reason that HCC police officers started their own site, here. Read the comments it seems to be a common thread, incompetence which begins at the top. By top I mean the chancellor present and past.
Leader of the Pack - Zeph Capo
The Board Chair is Zeph Capo and what are we finding, that HCC is wasting tax payers monies paying much more than property is worth. It is amazing that he is the head of the AFL-CIO teachers union but he has not worked toward increasing the pay of the employees that do the work. He is great on commenting and promising but has yet to fulfill a single promise made. From one of Capo's news letters,
Capo does claim that HCC has given employees pay increases, however, INSIDE could find no evidence of that occurring.
INSIDE stated during his campaign he was bought and paid for by the Greater Houston Partnership. INSIDE has no reason to believe that it was wrong in its analysis. Do have to state that it seems that the homosexual community is getting some things from HCC like sensitive training (Capo is openingly homosexual). Vince Ryan stated that Dave Wilson should not be trustee because the district he represents is primarily African American using the same line of logic Zeph Capo should not represent his district as his district is primarily Hispanic.
Transparency was one of Capo's promises, one only has to look at two lawsuits to see that is not what HCC is seeking, here and here. It is under Capo's leadership that HCC is suing the Attorney General of Texas to prevent revealing records that the AG has ruled were to released to the public, here.
What are Capo and HCC hiding? What are they afraid off?
HCC will never be a first class institution as long as yahoos like Capo and Maldonado are running the institution. Well maybe if they became caring individuals that could change, but old dogs normally don't learn new tricks.
New Trustee - Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz
Here is an article that shows the community activist at work, let us hope that her heart stays in the same place for students. Unfortunately power corrupts and it corrupts very quickly. The "honorable" must have magic in it as normally decent persons quite too often become big headed like that Astros bobbing head ball players.
She is my representative and come November I understand that several people will be seeking that post.
Renee Byas - Lawsuit - Neeta Sane/Chris Oliver
One of the claims, among many that Ms. Byas made was;
If what Ms. Byas has some truth to it, then the public should be very concerned for a recent trade in properties that occurred in Ft. Bend County. It seems that HCC may have traded property worth millions more than what it received in return. Behind that trade it is believed was Trustee Neeta Sane. Of course HCC Board Chair Zeph Capo was there approving the trade. If I am not mistaken there are certain emails that may gotten to one the County Commissioners because of the trade. HCC released them by mistake and of course have asked for them to be protected. HCC just does not want the public to know what it is doing,
Bill King for Mayor Ad - short and simple meets the KISS principle
Republicans LAWSUIT TO STOP DACA AND DAPA
Here is a link to the history of the lawsuit by Texas and 25 other states to stop the implementation of DAPA and the 3 year extension of DACA.
What does INSIDE think about Adrian Garcia running for Mayor
Hillary calls for full and equal path for citizenship, here.
Hillary is throwing down the gauntlet to the Republican wannabeees. The path to the White House is via the Latino community, they are a small but critical part of winning in 2016.
In Case You Missed ABC 13 stories on HCC - Is Renee Byas right about some trustees taking percentages in the purchasing of properties?
And the Following story by ABC 13
There are many other properties, such as the property purchased from the John O'Quinn estate. The Board Chair at that time stated that there were classes being held there, nonsense they have never had classes there, it is presently being used as a warehouse, a very expensive warehouse as it is.
Ted Oberg did not mention that the property on McGregor (property is on 5/25/2014) was flipped a couple of times before HCC repurchased the property, some people made a ton of money. Maybe Renee Byas accounting of some trustees splitting profits from the sale of properties is true. Where is the FBI when you need them.
And Recently HCC sued the Attorney General rather than provide records that the Attorney General has ruled must be turned over. What is HCC hiding? Why are they into secrecy.
In this writer's opinion, HCC signed a contract with Renee Byas if the Trustees were too lazy or too stupid to ask questions when they approved contracts without inquiring then shame on them for being stupid and lazy.
Radio Spot Opposing Annise Parker's Ordinance
Latino Politics, The LECHE.COM, here
They Owe Property Taxes
April 2014 State Representatives Borris Miles (here -over $42,000) and State Representative Harold Dutton (here) owes property taxes.Why hasn't the worthless County Attorney Vince Ryan started the process to foreclose on their property? In fact Harold Dutton has five properties in his name they all have delinquent taxes due, go here -type in name Dutton Harold.