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NPT City: Medina: Employees wanted to collect stormwater signatures

Larry Medina, the former City Council member, county commissioner and HACEP board member, is actively working against his former friend and political ally, Mayor John Cook. You can read about some of the reasons here.

One of the major issues in the coming election is the PSB control of the stormwater utility. You can read multiple editorials for and against the utility, and background articles, by clicking here.

Medina, who is working with the anti-PSB folks, said assertions that he paid employee Mike Garcia a bonus to collect anti-PSB signatures were untrue. He asked employees if they were interested in the issue, he said, “just like I would ask friends to volunteer.” He said Garcia worked on his own time, as did his niece, who also is an employee.

Written by newspapertreeelpaso

February 16, 2009 at 10:57 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. That’s great that Mr Medina is helping out the folks against the stormwater taxes. But watch some people try to twist things around by spreading false rumors. He has every right to help who ever he wants and back what ever issue he wants. Medina ia the kind of guy that gets things done simple as that.


    February 16, 2009 at 1:08 pm

  2. So what, what’s the beef?

    Pete G. Flores

    February 16, 2009 at 1:41 pm

  3. The Storm Water Utility and the PSB must be addressed as two separate issues.

    Ken G

    February 16, 2009 at 2:58 pm

  4. How much is all this wrangling back and forth going to cost the taxpayers? In time, I see us going through the motions, when we are all paying the fee anyway. Someone’s gotta pay for it, the bill is always paid through taxpayers and bills, and if there isn’t enough money to fix the problem, then money has to be raised somehow.


    February 16, 2009 at 7:33 pm

  5. lyndalbd, your 36 or 72 bucks a year doesnot even compare to what businesses are paying and many businesses are not paying at all due to loopholes. the petition didnt cost you a dime. it cost the petitioners time and effort.


    February 16, 2009 at 9:04 pm

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