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yep

Pasadena, TX

#21 May 17, 2011
Heavy Fed wrote:
Come on guys... I've been telling you the Port AND the City are BOTH corrupt and BOTH working hand in hand for over two years now!!!
Jesus... did y'all NOT hear about them obtaining a fraudulent title to my property and bulldozing it????
City Council has been in the pocket of the Port for YEARS!!!
They sold out the people when they traded the Fairmont Park bridge for no opposition to the new cranes!!!
They sold out the people of La Porte again when they allowed the new truck check facility to be built South of Barbours Cut!!!
They had plenty of room to build it on the North side... if they would do something with those containers besides pile them here!!!!
DAMN!!!
The whole freakin town will soon be containers!!!
It's cheaper to build them new in China than it is to send them back empty!!!!
NO MORE CONTAINER YARDS DAMNIT!!!!!
NO MORE PORT EXPANSION!!!
THEY HAVE TAKEN ALL OF LA PORTE THEY ARE GOING TO GET IF I HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY ABOUT IT!
revolving door has Porter working at the Port now. He sold out the citizens, so he deserves his place at the trough.
Nutty Statement

Pasadena, TX

#22 May 18, 2011
yep wrote:
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revolving door has Porter working at the Port now. He sold out the citizens, so he deserves his place at the trough.
Another nutty statement. First the port is one of the few that has almost a balance of incoming and outgoing containers.

The truck check in is in Morgans Point, I believe.

The port is going well, too well for the citizens to be paying the Port Property Taxes.
Consultant happy

Webster, TX

#23 Sep 29, 2013
Why has the Port shifted to 100% consultant designed projects flushing in house engineers, I suspect consultants lobbied to the commissioners whom caved being the wealthy consultants are their "constituents", not the lowly in house engineering group.

“I call it like I see it...”

Since: Jan 09

...and I see it like it is!

#24 Sep 29, 2013
Consultant happy wrote:
Why has the Port shifted to 100% consultant designed projects flushing in house engineers, I suspect consultants lobbied to the commissioners whom caved being the wealthy consultants are their "constituents", not the lowly in house engineering group.
It's all about, "You scratch my back I'll scratch yours".

The same reason City Council always sides with the Port against the citizens of La Porte.

It's all about the money.

Campaign contributions and consulting fees turn into favor.

For La Porte... since it is such a small town... there should be no need for campaign contributions.

If someone who runs for office can't get elected without spending $10,000-$20,000... they certainly don't deserve the position.

If you can't get elected without putting signs up everywhere to remind the people who to vote for... you've already lost.

A person worthy of being elected by the people will be known by their actions... not by how much money they spent to get your attention.

I will never spend much more that it takes to register for an election... and I will not accept campaign contributions from anyone... especially the Port.

When I am elected Mayor... I will owe favors to no one... and I will represent the people 100%.

The Port has ravaged the city... and abused the citizens.

We should not be their servants... but they should be ours.
Elaine

Houston, TX

#25 Sep 30, 2013
Consultant happy wrote:
Why has the Port shifted to 100% consultant designed projects flushing in house engineers, I suspect consultants lobbied to the commissioners whom caved being the wealthy consultants are their "constituents", not the lowly in house engineering group.
The in-house engineers have jobs that keep them busy 100% of the time. The have no time for new projects. It is common and preferable to hire outside engineer for new or large projects, particularly for technologies outside of the expertise of the inside staff.

BTW: engineers become "wealthy" by working hard and delivering a good product. Then they save and invest their earnings. There is nothing wrong with being wealthy.

If you had done a little research or if you ever held a job higher than fast-food, you might understand the economy well enough to make a mature comment about it.
Elaine

Houston, TX

#26 Sep 30, 2013
Heavy Fed wrote:
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The Port has ravaged the city... and abused the citizens.
We should not be their servants... but they should be ours.
The port has provided hundreds of thousands of jobs and brought a wealth of prosperity to the city ad to YOU. The energy industry would not exist without the port. The medical center, our museums, Rice university and U of H would not exist without charitable donations from the oil companies. All of the local businesses that serve the port would not be here employing your neighbors and friends.

Without he port, Houston, Baytown and La Port would be nothing more than San Leon or Hitchcock.

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