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September 24, 2016

Proposed La Marque budget includes raises

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  • Robert Buckner posted at 4:31 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    Robert Buckner Posts: 946

    A little bit of good news about LM for a change

  • earlybird posted at 8:42 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    earlybird Posts: 229

    If you attended or watched the Council meetings you would know that ex councilman, James Osteen, saved the city thousands of dollars by citing mistakes that were given to council members by City Manager Carol Butler. Even the $400.00 that Mayor Hocking returned to the city for a meeting in Houston , helps.
    But with Mr. Osteen not being on the council who will now be the watchdog now? It can't be Council woman Trube. The kangaroo court has made her ineffective. The rest of the council no longer listens to her. CLEAT, Mayor Hocking, and City Manager Carol Butler got what they wanted. They have gotten rid of Osteen, and made Trube ineffective.

  • Jbgood posted at 9:41 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    Jbgood Posts: 2471

    Booo-Hoooo, Whine....whine......whine....,you cannot make the Council listen to Ms. Trube and nobody should listen to you either! Say, weren't you one of those parking lot JOKE TELLERS?
    Keep going LM Council, yall are doing good! Don't pay Earlybird no attention. He and JBG are from way back yonder in the days of "BULL CONNERS!" He wants to be a Shot-Caller! He probably dreams about it at night! Keep going and bring LM back! Many of us appreciate the job yall are doing.
    Let me say something else while I'm talking! I never felt bad about criticizing somebody's job performance when merited, but when they do something good, I think an individual ought to have enough integrity, and character, to set aside politics and tell that individual(s) they are doing good,...but that's just me! Let me use as an example,...the two posters below. Both have been critical of the City of LM in the past, and so have I, but notice that one poster was honest enough to say, good job LM, and the other one seems as if he has a political agenda working! Nuff said. Take that in account in future posts please.

  • earlybird posted at 10:58 am on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    earlybird Posts: 229

    JBG, you are wrong. Until about 6 months ago, I had nothing but praise for t\he council Especially had praise for Councilman Osteen., Mayor Hocking, and City Manager, Butler. But that began to change about 6 months ago..
    At first I thought that these were only mistakes, and everyone will make mistakes. But the mistakes continued. If you attended the Council meetings you would have seen the many times Mr.. Osteen addressed issues with the Mayor and the City Manager.. Council woman Trube also began to find some of the mistakes that the City Manager presented to the Council. In many cases Mrs. Butler did not have the answers, and had to request more time to correct the mistakes. We are talking about issues that amounted to thousands of dollars on each issues.. No doubt in my mind that the Mayor and the City Manager are glad that Mr. Osteen is gone. And the kangaroo court made Mrs. Trube a tiger without teeth. And yes, JBG, I was one of them that was telling jokes. And that is just what they were. JOKES. There was no racism in our jokes. We made jokes about just about every race and even priest and ministers. But they were JOKES..

  • Robert Buckner posted at 3:38 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    Robert Buckner Posts: 946

    JBG, my comment today was sincere but so were my past comments that were of a negative nature as well. Jake, every councilman/woman should be good stewards of taxpayer's funds, including the city manager, dept. heads, and employees. All of ya'll have a nice weekend!

  • earlybird posted at 5:12 pm on Fri, Aug 1, 2014.

    earlybird Posts: 229

    The present homeowners, and the future homeowners of La Marque would be better served if Council would decide to drop the tax rate by 1 cent. The amount saved by home owners may seem too small to make a difference, but to a person on a fixed income it could be a help. If you do not reduce the rate it will mean the taxa burden will go up by that amount. That would be like the Council voting for a tax increase.. That would hurt fixed income families. Think about this. If the taxes are raised to home owners because Council fails to reduce by 1 cent, I doubt if it would be not be hard to gest signatures for a recall for any council member that refused to do same.