Monday, February 7, 2011

Laredo City Hall decorum goes down the drain

See Page 42 for recommended footwear. Yes, shoes are required!

I guess what little decorum was the norm at our city council meetings, no longer applies. At tonight's meeting, a man by the name of Chendo Carranco stood at the podium and addressed the Mayor and the council shoeless. Mr. Carranco looked pretty comfortable in his white socks and made no excuse or explanation as to why he was not wearing any shoes. Did he have some sort of foot injury? Had his shoes been stolen on his way to the meeting?

I know there's no dress code at the council meetings, but surely shoes are required. This breach of ettiquette, for lack of a better phrase, does not help the city at all with it's current battle to improve its image. What's next, will someone go shirtless at the next meeting? Was this Carranco's way of showing that he does not really respect the council? I don't know. Someone mentioned to me that this is the same man who, some time back,  appeared at another council meeting wearing a robe. I guess I have to admit that too sounds very comfortable. I think the Mayor should make sure that next time someone gets up to address our elected officials, the least they can do is put on some shoes.

8 comments:

  1. Now there will be a shirtless guy addressing the city council thanks to this post.

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  2. I'll have to look out for the shoeless wonder.

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  3. Chendo is one of the owners of the old Mercy hospital. It has been his practice for yeeeeaaars to go in his PJs or robe or whatever he thinks is comfortable to all kinds of events. He is quite a colorful character - BUT ... he still should do something with the old Mercy & not the taxpayers.

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  4. what happened to no shirt, no shoes, no service?

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  5. It doesn't apply to ricos, I guess.

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  6. Maybe we can all show up descalzos at the next city council meeting or something. We'll do like the Japanese and leave our shoes at the door. Unlike, the Japanese, I'll opt for a chair.

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  7. He has been to meetings in pajamas, barefoot and in a robe. He is what medically is termed "Crazier than a shit-house rat", but since he has dinero, we'll just call him eccentric.

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  8. Colorful term indeed, Yes I see it in the Medical reference book, it says "for humans, see-eccentric"

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