good old boys club
charliehorse

Houston, TX

#1 May 3, 2013
So at least we now have an agreement that Deer Park has Good Old Boys. With Good Old Boys comes relationships with special interest groups and individuals. With those relationships comes favors. With favors, it becomes expensive for the tax payers. In 1994, our Good Old Boys purchased 103 acres of land for a Good Old Boy Golf Course for 1.4 million from the Houston Port Authority. In 1999, that same Mayor, a Good Old Boy, lands him a position as a Port Commissioner, where he sits today. 16 years later, Deer Park has spent 36.2 million funding the Golf Course. So the Good Old Boys can enjoy the country club life at the expense of many. Let's not forget about the other Good Old Boy that purchased a small piece of land on Center while on Council, only to rezone it for a Super 8 Hotel without given notice to the homeowners surrounding it as required by ordinance. Let's not forget, the what the Good Old Boys have done with 218,000 in 6 years for a membership to a Non Profit organization in Deer Park where the son of a Good Old Boy is CEO. Oh yeah, 384,000 in 4 years for studies benefiting only a few. Lastly, the nearly 28,000 spent in only 3 years taking trips to Washington DC. Yep, the Good Old Boys have done much for Deer Park. Legends Making a Memory. Wake up Casanova. Wake Up!

Time to end this, vote for Pound or Larry. Your taxes, your future, take control of the spending. Want a donut, go to Shipleys

“Perplexed”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#2 May 4, 2013
charliehorse wrote:
So at least we now have an agreement that Deer Park has Good Old Boys. With Good Old Boys comes relationships with special interest groups and individuals. With those relationships comes favors. With favors, it becomes expensive for the tax payers. In 1994, our Good Old Boys purchased 103 acres of land for a Good Old Boy Golf Course for 1.4 million from the Houston Port Authority. In 1999, that same Mayor, a Good Old Boy, lands him a position as a Port Commissioner, where he sits today. 16 years later, Deer Park has spent 36.2 million funding the Golf Course. So the Good Old Boys can enjoy the country club life at the expense of many. Let's not forget about the other Good Old Boy that purchased a small piece of land on Center while on Council, only to rezone it for a Super 8 Hotel without given notice to the homeowners surrounding it as required by ordinance. Let's not forget, the what the Good Old Boys have done with 218,000 in 6 years for a membership to a Non Profit organization in Deer Park where the son of a Good Old Boy is CEO. Oh yeah, 384,000 in 4 years for studies benefiting only a few. Lastly, the nearly 28,000 spent in only 3 years taking trips to Washington DC. Yep, the Good Old Boys have done much for Deer Park. Legends Making a Memory. Wake up Casanova. Wake Up!
Time to end this, vote for Pound or Larry. Your taxes, your future, take control of the spending. Want a donut, go to Shipleys
I concur!
yooflungpoo

United States

#3 May 4, 2013
are yas trying to say that Jeff and Larry have no friends?
charliehorse

Houston, TX

#4 May 4, 2013
yooflungpoo wrote:
are yas trying to say that Jeff and Larry have no friends?
U R a real Faux Paus
Andrea

Houston, TX

#5 May 4, 2013
Term Limits! Jeff believes in them.
charliehorse

Houston, TX

#6 May 4, 2013
yooflungpoo wrote:
are yas trying to say that Jeff and Larry have no friends?
Real friends don't ask for city favors in return for their friendship and or campaign donations. Real friends do not have a policy of quid pro quo, that is what has plaqued our city for a long time.
DPSURFERCHICK

Pasadena, TX

#7 May 4, 2013
charliehorse wrote:
So at least we now have an agreement that Deer Park has Good Old Boys. With Good Old Boys comes relationships with special interest groups and individuals. With those relationships comes favors. With favors, it becomes expensive for the tax payers. In 1994, our Good Old Boys purchased 103 acres of land for a Good Old Boy Golf Course for 1.4 million from the Houston Port Authority. In 1999, that same Mayor, a Good Old Boy, lands him a position as a Port Commissioner, where he sits today. 16 years later, Deer Park has spent 36.2 million funding the Golf Course. So the Good Old Boys can enjoy the country club life at the expense of many. Let's not forget about the other Good Old Boy that purchased a small piece of land on Center while on Council, only to rezone it for a Super 8 Hotel without given notice to the homeowners surrounding it as required by ordinance. Let's not forget, the what the Good Old Boys have done with 218,000 in 6 years for a membership to a Non Profit organization in Deer Park where the son of a Good Old Boy is CEO. Oh yeah, 384,000 in 4 years for studies benefiting only a few. Lastly, the nearly 28,000 spent in only 3 years taking trips to Washington DC. Yep, the Good Old Boys have done much for Deer Park. Legends Making a Memory. Wake up Casanova. Wake Up!
Time to end this, vote for Pound or Larry. Your taxes, your future, take control of the spending. Want a donut, go to Shipleys
Agree with most if not all. The only exception would be slightly over 9,000.00 per year on travel budget. If this would be for all than it is a very reasonable amount.

I can see many reasons for the travel that will benefit the city. Many cities within the USA face similar problems as DP. Do they take advantage of the opportunity to network with other city leaders for solutions? Maybe they will also unite with other cities to tackle some of the federal mandates that many consider unfair. In the same token, they could be made aware of federal funds that would benefit our city that is not in the daily broadcast. I am sure there are other objectives this is just a highlight of a few.

Now what is important to DP is if they listen and adhere to some of the innovative ideas suggested or given.

Limiting the access to this network, would truly fuel the Good Old Boy system. What could they learn if each remained within our city boundaries.

Just saying

Houston, TX

#8 May 4, 2013
DPSURFERCHICK wrote:
<quoted text>
Agree with most if not all. The only exception would be slightly over 9,000.00 per year on travel budget. If this would be for all than it is a very reasonable amount.
I can see many reasons for the travel that will benefit the city. Many cities within the USA face similar problems as DP. Do they take advantage of the opportunity to network with other city leaders for solutions? Maybe they will also unite with other cities to tackle some of the federal mandates that many consider unfair. In the same token, they could be made aware of federal funds that would benefit our city that is not in the daily broadcast. I am sure there are other objectives this is just a highlight of a few.
Now what is important to DP is if they listen and adhere to some of the innovative ideas suggested or given.
Limiting the access to this network, would truly fuel the Good Old Boy system. What could they learn if each remained within our city boundaries.
I would like to see a wrap up presented by each who use tax payers funds for such travel. It could be presented in typed text and entered into the minutes for all to see. Then we could see exactly how effectivly our money was used and along with that I would ask that they also include an accounting of their expenses, detailed. They already have to give a detail of their spending to the city as well as any unused funds. That would be extremely important as to accountability of our funds.

Maybe we will see an elaborate life style on such trips. Spouses should not be allowed to attend or travel on such trips using city funds ffor travel, accomedations,food and or entertainment.

Any meetings they attend could also have a wrap so the citizens could better judge if a trip was worthy and or had some value to the city and citizens.
Just saying

Houston, TX

#9 May 4, 2013
"What could they learn if each remained within our city boundaries." That is the main question, what did they learn of value for the tax payers and the city? Could they have learned the same via electronic media video presentation etc.? Was the trip really necessary?
Tax Payer

Houston, TX

#10 May 4, 2013
Paragraphs?
Just saying

Houston, TX

#11 May 4, 2013
Tax Payer wrote:
Paragraphs?
Work it out
Informed homework electio

Pasadena, TX

#12 May 6, 2013
If Mouton elected Mayor NO CHANGE IN OUR CITY GOVERNMENT. The morning of May 12, 2013 Deer Park City no changes in wasted spending of our hard earned tax dollars.

If Pound elected Mayor No Change IN OUR CITY GOVERNMENT. Since he has sat on City Council for 4 Years hand picked by Mayor Riddle at that time. Short memory we are having right now. Pound is saying and doing everything he can right now to separate himself from Mayor Riddle. Pound has not stood up to current Council Members.

Seems to me there is a left wing and right wing at our elected City Council on who is supporting who for mayor.

Larry Cernosek on his own dime has kept himself involved and informed in City and State Government by attending Austin legislative meetings. Larry has chaired many committees that rallied together in harmony to have a positive outcome. Keeping apprised of local issues by asking the right questions. The current council does not approve of his letters to the editor expressing his view of their decisions . However, our local city officials need to be accountable to their citizens. If, you seriously want to see a True leader to stand up for issues. Larry will be able to make some positive changes. The Morning of May 12, 2013 will be a positive change City of Deer Park, Larry Cernosek, Mayor!
You may be right - but

Houston, TX

#13 May 6, 2013
Informed homework electio wrote:
If Mouton elected Mayor NO CHANGE IN OUR CITY GOVERNMENT. The morning of May 12, 2013 Deer Park City no changes in wasted spending of our hard earned tax dollars.
If Pound elected Mayor No Change IN OUR CITY GOVERNMENT. Since he has sat on City Council for 4 Years hand picked by Mayor Riddle at that time. Short memory we are having right now. Pound is saying and doing everything he can right now to separate himself from Mayor Riddle. Pound has not stood up to current Council Members.
Seems to me there is a left wing and right wing at our elected City Council on who is supporting who for mayor.
Larry Cernosek on his own dime has kept himself involved and informed in City and State Government by attending Austin legislative meetings. Larry has chaired many committees that rallied together in harmony to have a positive outcome. Keeping apprised of local issues by asking the right questions. The current council does not approve of his letters to the editor expressing his view of their decisions . However, our local city officials need to be accountable to their citizens. If, you seriously want to see a True leader to stand up for issues. Larry will be able to make some positive changes. The Morning of May 12, 2013 will be a positive change City of Deer Park, Larry Cernosek, Mayor!
Actually, you are mostly right. There's only one problem. Larry is not going to come close to winning.

So, it's really a race between Pound and Mouton.
If you cast a vote for anyone other than one of these two, it's mostly a wasted effort.

Yes, it's down to the lesser of two evils. I'm not a big supporter of Pound, despite the claims that he stood up against others on council when in fact, he usually voted along with them anyway.

That being said, I definitely don't want to see the sock puppet get the position. So, I'll probably vote for Pound just to make sure the landscape jerk doesn't get the job.

Sorry Larry, but you're going to have to wait for the next one and work hard to get the word out to the voters.

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