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Chris Gimenez

Hubris, the public is grateful that you're here to protect us from these "assaults". Perhaps you should ask the DA if he wants to file charges. Oh wait,these are elected officials. Never mind.

Lisa Blair

Heber is right, previous Councils used executive sessions very seldom for legal and personnel issues. This Council has made a practice of doing the City's business behind closed doors.

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Norman Pappous

Had Council-members governed as they had campaigned, this would not likely be an issue.

“Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive”

GW Cornelius

More Heber BS to sell papers.

Chris Gimenez

The bottom line for Hubris is that if he believes a violation of the Open Meetings Act has taken place it is the responsibility of the local criminal District Attorney to investigate and take action if justified. So Hubris should present his allegations to the DA at the Justice Center and push for him to do his job. Unless of course this is much ado about nothing.

Steve Fouga

A little off-topic, but relevant: I wonder who the candidates for City Attorney are, when the new Council is seated. The current Attorney helped shape the actions of the Council, especially in regard to executive sessions. I wonder how she became so influential.

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Norman Pappous

The City Attorney serves the City Council as an employee. There is no length of time defined - they could be there for a day or ten years.... just like any other employee....

Steve Fouga

Exactly, Mr Pappous! That's why I wonder who the next one will be. Just curious, is the attorney required to be a Galvestonian? If so, I wonder if that requirement is valid. Seems like it would be hard to find an unbiased, unagenda-ed Galvestonian with the legal skills to navigate the morass of dilemmas a place like Galveston must have, for the salary Galveston can afford to pay...

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Norman Pappous

The City Attorney is required to live on the island after they have been selected to the office, but you do not have to live on the island to apply for the job.

Jarvis Buckley

I have seen EB refuse to go into executive session because she believed it to be illegal.

Mike Leahy

Norman, can you tell us your best guess: will we finally see Columbo in the rear view mirror after this election or, are we just saddled with her forever?

Dwight Burns

To many, looking in on the City of my birth, one could with reason form the opinion, that Galveston's present governing body has only their own interest at heart and not the interest of the people who elected them and surely not those being directly
affected by their actions and in-actions.

Ellen Morrison

There are some worthy members who consistently bang their heads against the wall in hopes of trying to help their districts and the island.

Then there is the majority, whom I agree fall into your statement. If you look at who is running for mayor, there is only one independent candidate.

Steve Fouga

I've been nothing but pleased by Terrilyn Tarlton's performance in our district. She seems like an honorable person, even noble. Very even-handed, level-headed, and mature. Solid accomplishments, even in stagnant council. Excellent job for a first-term council member.

Sure hope she's re-elected. The City needs someone with her expertise to help navigate the confusing flood insurance situation...

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