Do you approve of Delia Briones as Co...

Do you approve of Delia Briones as County Clerk?

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Stacy Brown

El Paso, TX

#1 Sep 12, 2013
Mad at the world, herself and life.
Concerned Tax payer

El Paso, TX

#2 Nov 10, 2013
I DO NOT approve of Delia Briones as County Clerk.

Just look at the County Clerk's office finances. Of how DELIA BRIONES manages and spends the tax payers monies.

Did her name Delia Briones really have to be on all the Vital books that are displayed in the County Clerks Office? How much did that cost the tax payers of El Paso County?

What a waste!!!
County Employee

El Paso, TX

#3 Nov 13, 2013
These type of forums are the perfect enviornment to make inaccurate statements about anyone without any type of facts or details and usually come around Election Time. I imagine we will be seeing quite a few that involve the County Judge, etc...

If you want to know what the finances are of the County Clerk's Office, you can send an Open Records request to Edward Dion, County Auditor, or go online to the September 2013 Commissioner Court Minutes of the Meeting and you will see that the County Clerk's Budget and Finances did well and brought in 4 million dollars of Revenue that BENEFITED the taxpayer.

As for the Name on the Vitals Books that were preserved with her name during her term with money acquired from a Records Management Fund (preservation) that is collected with "every" County transactiion ($5.00 Records Fee) that is the intent and purpose, Every Clerk, County Judge, etc....puts their name on a project they are responsible for "Have you not see Luther Jones name on the Courthouse Building, or Gilbert Sanchez on the old stored Criminal Files, etc.... It is a norm in Texas, if you disagree contact your State Rep and have them lobby for a change.

As for Ms. Briones mad at the world, herself, and life statement, it appears that for many that can be their interpretatioin, but for purposes of making certain that the work is done and expectations of the taxpayer are met, guess what??? That attitude has made been effective and if it wasnt you would have read about it in the papers.
Also a County Employee

El Paso, TX

#4 Nov 16, 2013
It is fallacy and misleading to give D. Briones credit for generating the county 4 million in revenue. That is what the County Clerk Office does. It is structured to collect fees and keep records for the County of El Paso. This revenue would have been collected with or without D. Briones. She did not invent the wheel.
As for the vital books, did we need to spend the $5.00 collected from the record fee to have her name engraved in the books? Maybe for political reasons. My mortgage payment was increased by $100.00 a month to pay for increasing taxes and to replenishing my escrow account for future taxes. I think the $5.00 should have gone to ease our tax burden.
Comparing D. Briones to Sanchez and Jones is well taken, since it is well known that they were instrumental in getting her elected. Their agenda was not in the best interest of the taxpayer.
So let us explore the 4 million, not in content of how it was generated, but how it’s being spent. When D. Briones came into office, one of the first things she did was strip the supervisors of their “Civil Service Protection” and classified them to “At-Will Employees”. Meaning that they can now be terminated for no given reason or warning. D. Briones has terminated over 85 employees in a pool of 120. That’s an average of 1.5 a month. At this rate, D Briones staff turnover is probably higher than all county departments combined. Do you know how much it cost and the resources it takes to replace an employee? These numbers do not include the ones that quite or were forced to retire. Imagine the hardship and displacement her and her administration have caused many families. With unemployment hovering over 10%, there cannot be that many unqualified people in this town. Not to mention the high cost of lawsuits. The County of El Paso is obligated to defend D. Briones in legal proceedings (court cost, lawyers, settlement, paying plaintiff’s verdicts etc...), and trust me there are lawsuits!!! Because of her actions, our tax dollars is being wasted. If D. Briones is serving anyone, it’s the legal community, not the taxpayer.
Rather than trying to credit D. Briones for the 4 million, we should be asking ourselves; “How much money is left of the 4 million?” Maybe that’s why our taxes are going up.
On the issue of the vital books, our hard earn dollar should be better spent and not because it is the “Norm in Texas.”
No!!! D. Briones is mad at the world, herself and life.
cheaters

United States

#5 Nov 16, 2013
I once saw her husband at the Camino Real with another younger sexy woman and they did not look like family the way they were carrying on. Just saying
Voter

El Paso, TX

#6 Nov 19, 2013
The $5.00 Records Management fee CANNOT go towards easing the tax burden, the Texas State Legislation under Records Management is clearly defined, the money is generated to "preserve" records and after 10 years the State finally raised it into $10.00 effective September 2013 as stated on the County Clerk Website. If you research the original bid and contract on the County Purchasing Site you can clearly see in the Bid documents that adding the name of the Clerk who applied the monies to preserving these historical books was done at no additional costs to adding the name of the Clerk, there were none applied to the Ft. Worth County Clerk who did the same thing.

As for the "at will statement" of Managers and Supervisors this is a procedure followed by all large corporations that pay top salary officials monies to work as many hours as needed to get the job done. I doubt the Civil Service Commissiion and County Attorney woulld have approved this practice if it was illegal or unethical, and it had to go through them first and this practice is followed by other County Departments. Federal and State Records show that in the last 8 years there have only been 5 lawsuits and two of them were settledn because the litigants chose the money instead of taking their chances in Court. Open records also showed that 81 people were terminated in the last eight years so that would be about 10 a year which is not unusual for an office that staffs as many people as this large office does.

Civil Service policies protect government employees and an expectation of progressive disciplinary practices are mandatory, you cannot just "fire" county employees on a whim you have to make certain that every HR protection is followed and the documentation justifies the termination, if not you would have a lawsuit for every firing.

As an employer I expect an employee to work especially if they are there to serve the community and if they cannot do the job then they cannot continue to receive the taxpayer monies to just show up and stand there. Unemployment is very high and you can bet for every person who does not want to work or feels like 20 years in the County earns them the right NOT to do anything, there are ten hungry unemployed persons that are willing to just go in there and do the job.

If firing employees and personality of the Elected Official is all you got to run on as a platform then let me suggest that you never seek a Presidential appointment or higher office. People ALWAYS hate employers who MAKE them work and EARN their money, I know I hate it when my employer expects me to get to work on time, make personal phone calls during my breaks ONLY and of all things has the nerve to question me when I am out ill several weeks out of the year, gesssh who the heck do they think they are?
Really

El Paso, TX

#7 Nov 20, 2013
I see a lot of high profile husband and wives with others...blessed are those who stay and keep trying, it's too easy too bail...cheaters is a trend...presererance us an art.
Adrian

El Paso, TX

#8 Dec 23, 2013
I don't approve because of her work ethics! And her employees are very displeased!
Dermis

El Paso, TX

#10 Jan 9, 2014
All County employees are displeased Adrian because the County pays you peanuts to do a lot of work, and they hate her work ethic because she expects everyone to still work. Other County departments let you slide and they never let you go even if you don't work. That's why everyone hates her. The guy before you would let you slide if you were willing to spend some time behind closed doors. The nerve of this woman.
EP CityEmployeeFrom Juarez

El Paso, TX

#11 Jan 10, 2014
"Other County departments let you slide and they never let you go even if you don't work."

My cousin from Villa Ahumada works for El Paso County and Loves it.
Clerk

El Paso, TX

#12 Jan 11, 2014
I worked at this office and left for more money. I loved working there and if you do your work your fine. If your always absent or slack off you lose your job, or get written up. Lot of people that were let go we're oldies who never liked to work. One Supervisor was a drunk and another always came on to same sex customers and never charged them for filings.
Been to That Office

El Paso, TX

#13 Jan 16, 2014
I was just at that office and it is a joke. The paperwork I was told to fill out was incorrect. Aside from driving all the way downtown and looking for parking and sitting there till I was called was more than frustrating. I spend money on getting the paperwork notarized and not I have to do it all again.

A joke a complete joke. Your books "might" on saving tax payer money, but you sure as hell do not know what you are doing and are making us spend money out of our own pockets to fix your stupid errors.
County Employee wrote:
These type of forums are the perfect enviornment to make inaccurate statements about anyone without any type of facts or details and usually come around Election Time. I imagine we will be seeing quite a few that involve the County Judge, etc...
If you want to know what the finances are of the County Clerk's Office, you can send an Open

Records request to Edward Dion, County Auditor, or go online to the September 2013 Commissioner Court Minutes of the Meeting and you will see that the County Clerk's Budget and Finances did well and brought in 4 million dollars of Revenue that BENEFITED the taxpayer.
As for the Name on the Vitals Books that were preserved with her name during her term with money acquired from a Records Management Fund (preservation) that is collected with "every" County transactiion ($5.00 Records Fee) that is the intent and purpose, Every Clerk, County Judge, etc....puts their name on a project they are responsible for "Have you not see Luther Jones name on the Courthouse Building, or Gilbert Sanchez on the old stored Criminal Files, etc.... It is a norm in Texas, if you disagree contact your State Rep and have them lobby for a change.
As for Ms. Briones mad at the world, herself, and life statement, it appears that for many that can be their interpretatioin, but for purposes of making certain that the work is done and expectations of the taxpayer are met, guess what??? That attitude has made been effective and if it wasnt you would have read about it in the papers.
county employee

El Paso, TX

#15 Jan 17, 2014
Also a County Employee wrote:
It is fallacy and misleading to give D. Briones credit for generating the county 4 million in revenue. That is what the County Clerk Office does. It is structured to collect fees and keep records for the County of El Paso. This revenue would have been collected with or without D. Briones. She did not invent the wheel.
As for the vital books, did we need to spend the $5.00 collected from the record fee to have her name engraved in the books? Maybe for political reasons. My mortgage payment was increased by $100.00 a month to pay for increasing taxes and to replenishing my escrow account for future taxes. I think the $5.00 should have gone to ease our tax burden.
Comparing D. Briones to Sanchez and Jones is well taken, since it is well known that they were instrumental in getting her elected. Their agenda was not in the best interest of the taxpayer.
So let us explore the 4 million, not in content of how it was generated, but how it’s being spent. When D. Briones came into office, one of the first things she did was strip the supervisors of their “Civil Service Protection” and classified them to “At-Will Employees”. Meaning that they can now be terminated for no given reason or warning. D. Briones has terminated over 85 employees in a pool of 120. That’s an average of 1.5 a month. At this rate, D Briones staff turnover is probably higher than all county departments combined. Do you know how much it cost and the resources it takes to replace an employee? These numbers do not include the ones that quite or were forced to retire. Imagine the hardship and displacement her and her administration have caused many families. With unemployment hovering over 10%, there cannot be that many unqualified people in this town. Not to mention the high cost of lawsuits. The County of El Paso is obligated to defend D. Briones in legal proceedings (court cost, lawyers, settlement, paying plaintiff’s verdicts etc...), and trust me there are lawsuits!!! Because of her actions, our tax dollars is being wasted. If D. Briones is serving anyone, it’s the legal community, not the taxpayer.
Rather than trying to credit D. Briones for the 4 million, we should be asking ourselves; “How much money is left of the 4 million?” Maybe that’s why our taxes are going up.
On the issue of the vital books, our hard earn dollar should be better spent and not because it is the “Norm in Texas.”
No!!! D. Briones is mad at the world, herself and life.
It's very typical of a hispanic woman to take credit for something that she never did only because she is part of the same organization.
county employee

El Paso, TX

#16 Jan 17, 2014
David Villanueva wrote:
<quoted text>
That's sick. You need to stop telling the world about your exploits. Do what you must do, even if you want to get in there and stang it. Just keep it to yourself.
Come on now you fat putota, you probably creamed in your oversized thong when you read that post.
Tomas

El Paso, TX

#17 Jan 18, 2014
Been to That Office wrote:
I was just at that office and it is a joke. The paperwork I was told to fill out was incorrect. Aside from driving all the way downtown and looking for parking and sitting there till I was called was more than frustrating. I spend money on getting the paperwork notarized and not I have to do it all again.
A joke a complete joke. Your books "might" on saving tax payer money, but you sure as hell do not know what you are doing and are making us spend money out of our own pockets to fix your stupid errors.
<quoted text>
Maybe you should have figured out what you needed to do before you got there too many cheap a..s people want the answers instead of paying an attorney to do it right the first time. These people don't get paid enough money to help stupid people who make errors and then they get upset because the have to waste time doing it right. What the heck does the parking have to do with this office. Google this office and you would have learned there are two other offices that you could have visited that had parking in the front. The joke was them having to deal with you duhhhh
Valeria

El Paso, TX

#18 Jan 18, 2014
county employee wrote:
<quoted text>It's very typical of a hispanic woman to take credit for something that she never did only because she is part of the same organization.
That's what happens when your in charge of a business Hispanic or White a man or a woman it doesn't matter, when you grow up and are in charge of something you will be taking credit for things you never did. Capitalism is what they call it but don't worry Obama will change that soon and you can just put your hand out for all the answers.
Maria Solis

El Paso, TX

#20 Jan 27, 2014
Delia's office is so welcoming. She has wonderful staff, and the department that issues out Birth Certificates, is always so friendly and knowledgeable. Delia has done wonders to that office! She will be back for the next 4 years!

Anita Mares

El Paso, TX

#21 Jan 27, 2014
My mother and I were greeted at the door and spent very little time getting answers to our questions regarding Property Record. The Supervisor was so attentive and his staff was very helpful.

I enjoyed the fact that government employees smiled and helped my mom. My experience with DPS and other government places act like they do you a favor helping you out. We sent Mrs. Briones a written letter and also to Ms. Escobar that they were there to help us. I am voting for Ms. Briones.
Ex-Employee

El Paso, TX

#22 Jan 28, 2014
I worked for Delia for three years, I left that office because i finished college. I hope she wins office again, because Valerie Sanchez is something else. Its obvious she is only running, because Delia let her go, FOR A REASON! Shes just angry, she aint about trying to improve the office. She is simply trying to get in to fire everyone that she is pissed at, and to try and bring in all those dumb ass ladies that follow her, especially Joanne Avila. All the ladies following her were FIRED FOR A REASON! JOANNE, SANDRA, LINDA, EMMA, NANCY, CHARLIE.... YOU WERE ALL FIRED FOR A REASON, GET OFF THAT UN-EMPLOYEMENT, AND GO LOOK FOR ANOTHER JOB.

VOTE FOR DELIA! SHE HAS DONE WONDERS FOR THAT OFFICE. I WOULD LOVE TO GO WORK FOR HER AGAIN!
Ex-Employee

El Paso, TX

#23 Jan 28, 2014
Anita Mares wrote:
My mother and I were greeted at the door and spent very little time getting answers to our questions regarding Property Record. The Supervisor was so attentive and his staff was very helpful.
I enjoyed the fact that government employees smiled and helped my mom. My experience with DPS and other government places act like they do you a favor helping you out. We sent Mrs. Briones a written letter and also to Ms. Escobar that they were there to help us. I am voting for Ms. Briones.
I AGREE WITH YOU! HER OFFICE HAS GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!

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