Steve Ortega is served!?

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Curious Voter

El Paso, TX

#1 May 2, 2013
Making the rounds on facebook:

Breaking News Update:

Looks like there is trouble in paradise. Steve Ortega has been sued over decisions made relative to Mountain Star. He was served during the Coronado debate.

He has reportedly retained a big name law firm and is fighting desperately to avoid being questioned under oath.

His attorneys requested a dismissal of the suit in Judge Sue Kurita's court. The request was denied.

Also, some close to the case say they want to ask Mr. Ortega under oath about particular decisions and campaign contributions as well as purported gifts from a recently jailed felon. They want to know the value of the gifts, the quid pro quo relative to Council votes and whether they were reported properly in financial reports. It seems there is lots of 'splaining to do.

Some say there is a distinct possibility Feds may soon be singing - knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door.

JWRssell East Los

El Paso, TX

#2 May 2, 2013
this reeks of jaime perez slime........this is a civil suit, no criminal charges were filed. get over it. THE FxxKING BUILDING WAS IMPLODED!! THE BALLPARK IS COMING NO MATTER WHO WE ELECT!! goddamm, the people of this city are itching for conspiracy.
Ostrich

United States

#3 May 2, 2013
Comments 2 are a perfect example of why El Paso has so much corruption. Stick fingers in their ears and close their eyes, then the problems disappear. Then you can vote for them over and over.
JWRussell USNR

El Paso, TX

#4 May 2, 2013
Curious Voter wrote:
Making the rounds on facebook:
Breaking News Update:
Looks like there is trouble in paradise. Steve Ortega has been sued over decisions made relative to Mountain Star. He was served during the Coronado debate.
He has reportedly retained a big name law firm and is fighting desperately to avoid being questioned under oath.
His attorneys requested a dismissal of the suit in Judge Sue Kurita's court. The request was denied.
Also, some close to the case say they want to ask Mr. Ortega under oath about particular decisions and campaign contributions as well as purported gifts from a recently jailed felon. They want to know the value of the gifts, the quid pro quo relative to Council votes and whether they were reported properly in financial reports. It seems there is lots of 'splaining to do.
Some say there is a distinct possibility Feds may soon be singing - knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =UmLnS4-KrjYXX
If that is true then they need to prosecute him for bribery. Better look into others who traded with Mountain Star.
Lori Dunn

El Paso, TX

#5 May 2, 2013
JWRussell USNR wrote:
<quoted text>If that is true then they need to prosecute him for bribery. Better look into others who traded with Mountain Star.
We should also investigate whether or not he supported the GM bailout. If he did, he should help repay the money still owed.
patron

El Paso, TX

#6 May 2, 2013
Ostrich wrote:
Comments 2 are a perfect example of why El Paso has so much corruption. Stick fingers in their ears and close their eyes, then the problems disappear. Then you can vote for them over and over.
stop crying you petro alert bitch
patron

El Paso, TX

#7 May 2, 2013
Curious Voter wrote:
Making the rounds on facebook:
Breaking News Update:
Looks like there is trouble in paradise. Steve Ortega has been sued over decisions made relative to Mountain Star. He was served during the Coronado debate.
He has reportedly retained a big name law firm and is fighting desperately to avoid being questioned under oath.
His attorneys requested a dismissal of the suit in Judge Sue Kurita's court. The request was denied.
Also, some close to the case say they want to ask Mr. Ortega under oath about particular decisions and campaign contributions as well as purported gifts from a recently jailed felon. They want to know the value of the gifts, the quid pro quo relative to Council votes and whether they were reported properly in financial reports. It seems there is lots of 'splaining to do.
Some say there is a distinct possibility Feds may soon be singing - knock, knock, knocking on heaven's door.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =UmLnS4-KrjYXX
are you one of cabarellos bitches
Curious Voter

El Paso, TX

#9 May 2, 2013
Oh gee, now ballpark Foster who OWNS Western Refinery - is getting a HUGE tax break from the city. Coinkeedink?

http://www.kvia.com/news/western-refinery-cad...

EL PASO, Texas -

The Central Appraisal District recently reached a settlement with El Paso's biggest taxpayer, which left the City and some other taxing entities facing multi-million dollar shortfalls in their budgets.

Western Refining was appraised in 2011 at $280 million and jumped to $780 million or about a 300 percent increase last year. But a settlement at $320 million has left some taxing entities more than just a little short on their budgets.

"Recently we've been advised by the Central Appraisal District that's there has been a settlement with Western Refining," City Chief Financial Officer Carmen Arrieta-Candaleria told City Council during this week's meeting, setting off a storm of criticism of the CAD.

"It's almost like they make this stuff up," City Rep. Susie Byrd said.

"This to me seems to be utterly ridiculous," City Manager Joyce Wilson said. "One, you're off this much. Two, you say you're sure you're going to fight it and then you settle? And for a huge, huge impact."

The more than 150-percent change is appraisal value is expected to cost the City about $3 million toward its annual budget.

"That $3 million impact with only a quarter of the year left, you can triple that," Mayor John Cook told Council.

The City of El Paso isn't the only taxing entity being hit hard. The difference in estimated tax, as a result of the settlement, will be about $1.7 million less for the County, a whopping $5.3 million for the El Paso Independent School District, about a half million less for El Paso Community College and more than $800,000 less for University Medical Center.

"The board of directors voted to agree to a settlement," said Dinah Kilgore, Chief Appraiser for the El Paso Central Appraisal District. "I've been asked before by my board of directors,'Well you know this is going to happen can't you just put that value on there?' We can't. We cannot. We have to look at it every year as to what the market is out there."

Kilgore told ABC-7 she warned all of the taxing entities not to count on that money.

"I did tell them earlier, I did," Kilgore said. "I met with all the entities that were involved in July and informed them, this is what we're having to certify. Be aware."

Western Refining spokesman Gary Hanson told ABC-7 that the appraisal ended up about where the company thought it would and it will remain the same, at $320 million, for this year as well. He added that his company communicated with all of the taxing entities not to count on that original appraisal.

City Rep. Cortney Niland has volunteered to fill the open spot on the CAD board of directors and vowed to do what she can to prevent something like this from ever happening again.
so what

El Paso, TX

#10 May 2, 2013
Curious Voter wrote:
Oh gee, now ballpark Foster who OWNS Western Refinery - is getting a HUGE tax break from the city. Coinkeedink?
http://www.kvia.com/news/western-refinery-cad...
EL PASO, Texas -
The Central Appraisal District recently reached a settlement with El Paso's biggest taxpayer, which left the City and some other taxing entities facing multi-million dollar shortfalls in their budgets.
Western Refining was appraised in 2011 at $280 million and jumped to $780 million or about a 300 percent increase last year. But a settlement at $320 million has left some taxing entities more than just a little short on their budgets.
"Recently we've been advised by the Central Appraisal District that's there has been a settlement with Western Refining," City Chief Financial Officer Carmen Arrieta-Candaleria told City Council during this week's meeting, setting off a storm of criticism of the CAD.
"It's almost like they make this stuff up," City Rep. Susie Byrd said.
"This to me seems to be utterly ridiculous," City Manager Joyce Wilson said. "One, you're off this much. Two, you say you're sure you're going to fight it and then you settle? And for a huge, huge impact."
The more than 150-percent change is appraisal value is expected to cost the City about $3 million toward its annual budget.
"That $3 million impact with only a quarter of the year left, you can triple that," Mayor John Cook told Council.
The City of El Paso isn't the only taxing entity being hit hard. The difference in estimated tax, as a result of the settlement, will be about $1.7 million less for the County, a whopping $5.3 million for the El Paso Independent School District, about a half million less for El Paso Community College and more than $800,000 less for University Medical Center.
"The board of directors voted to agree to a settlement," said Dinah Kilgore, Chief Appraiser for the El Paso Central Appraisal District. "I've been asked before by my board of directors,'Well you know this is going to happen can't you just put that value on there?' We can't. We cannot. We have to look at it every year as to what the market is out there."
Kilgore told ABC-7 she warned all of the taxing entities not to count on that money.
"I did tell them earlier, I did," Kilgore said. "I met with all the entities that were involved in July and informed them, this is what we're having to certify. Be aware."
Western Refining spokesman Gary Hanson told ABC-7 that the appraisal ended up about where the company thought it would and it will remain the same, at $320 million, for this year as well. He added that his company communicated with all of the taxing entities not to count on that original appraisal.
City Rep. Cortney Niland has volunteered to fill the open spot on the CAD board of directors and vowed to do what she can to prevent something like this from ever happening again.
Big deal, we're one of the richest and fast growing communites in all of Mexico. We can afford a measly $3 million.
Bob Bakian

El Paso, TX

#11 May 2, 2013
so what wrote:
<quoted text>Big deal, we're one of the richest and fast growing communites in all of Mexico. We can afford a measly $3 million.
He can't be arsed. Time to move on.
Kettle

El Paso, TX

#12 May 2, 2013
City council is the pot calling the kettle black. One is just as bad as the other .
Lloyd

El Paso, TX

#13 May 3, 2013
Bob Bakian wrote:
<quoted text>
He can't be arsed. Time to move on.
Lay off the cheap booze old man.
Lloyd B

El Paso, TX

#14 May 6, 2013
Lloyd wrote:
<quoted text>Lay off the cheap booze old man.
I had one hell of an experience at early voting yesterday. After I voted, I asked the lady working the table to use the restroom. She replied, "Number one or number two?" I was taken aback by that question and didn't respond so she said, "Do you have to crap or just piss?" I told her I didn't like to discuss my toilet habits with others so she showed me the room and told me to be quick because that was the only bathroom they had for all the workers and voters. I was so incensed that she asked me that question about what I was going to do, so I proceeded to spend the next twenty minutes squeezing out a giant log and didn't bother to flush. I'm she she had one hell of a rude awakening when she went back in there but that serves her right for hassling me about my bowels. Also, I started a new tradition this year of putting that sticker they give you on my left butt cheek. It's kind of like a temporary tattoo.
DC Dave

United States

#15 May 7, 2013
Lloyd B wrote:
<quoted text>
I had one hell of an experience at early voting yesterday. After I voted, I asked the lady working the table to use the restroom. She replied, "Number one or number two?" I was taken aback by that question and didn't respond so she said, "Do you have to crap or just piss?" I told her I didn't like to discuss my toilet habits with others so she showed me the room and told me to be quick because that was the only bathroom they had for all the workers and voters. I was so incensed that she asked me that question about what I was going to do, so I proceeded to spend the next twenty minutes squeezing out a giant log and didn't bother to flush. I'm she she had one hell of a rude awakening when she went back in there but that serves her right for hassling me about my bowels. Also, I started a new tradition this year of putting that sticker they give you on my left butt cheek. It's kind of like a temporary tattoo.
You need to be eating more fiber and taking your geritol you old ass turd.
Tired

El Paso, TX

#16 May 7, 2013
What is the obsession with bowel movements and homosexual acts?!

Those comments are childish and people of reading the same trash over and over. Try commenting on the subject of discussion.

Really, don't you ever tired of discussing Howell movements and homosexual acts? How old are you? You sound like someone teenager.
Randy Jowell y DC Dave

El Paso, TX

#17 May 7, 2013
Tired wrote:
What is the obsession with bowel movements and homosexual acts?!
Those comments are childish and people of reading the same trash over and over. Try commenting on the subject of discussion.
Really, don't you ever tired of discussing Howell movements and homosexual acts? How old are you? You sound like someone teenager.
Hey we are a bunch of jotosexuals here on Petros El Paso topix forum and that's the way we roll. If you don't like it go over to city data with all the ex-topix cry babies!
DC Dave

United States

#18 May 7, 2013
Randy Jowell y DC Dave wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey we are a bunch of jotosexuals here on Petros El Paso topix forum and that's the way we roll. If you don't like it go over to city data with all the ex-topix cry babies!
You fugly tranny!
JWRussell USRN

El Paso, TX

#19 May 7, 2013
Tired wrote:
What is the obsession with bowel movements and homosexual acts?!
Those comments are childish and people of reading the same trash over and over. Try commenting on the subject of discussion.
Really, don't you ever tired of discussing Howell movements and homosexual acts? How old are you? You sound like someone teenager.
What was homosexual about his post? Yes, it revolved around howell movements as you say, but I didn't detect any gayness.
DC Dave

United States

#20 May 7, 2013
JWRussell USRN wrote:
<quoted text>
What was homosexual about his post? Yes, it revolved around howell movements as you say, but I didn't detect any gayness.
How could your ass detect any "gayness" when everything about is homosexual? Your gaydar system is immune you pin head.
Randy Jowell y DC Dave

El Paso, TX

#21 May 7, 2013
The three of us agree, poster of #18 is a liar and a thief and too stupid to use his own moniker!

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