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In January of this year, LaredoTejas ran a post about McAllen's State of the City Address. It seemed appropriate since the occasion commemorated that city's 100th anniversary. Laredo, not to be outdone, follows in Mcallen's footsteps once again, albeit 6 months later. In the Gateway City's case, it seems to be just another frivilous attempt to keep the Mayor in the news.
As LaredoTejas recently noted, neither the Mayor, nor the council were present at Friday's town hall meeting on fracking. It's pretty sure that the Mayor did not want to be associated with anyone who dared ask questions on behalf of the people. No Way! The Mayor, the city staff and the council have shown repeatedly that their main focus is to please the vested interests, both local and non-local.
It appears certain that the only reason the Mayor is charging citizens $35 to attend this mealsy event, is that will more than likely keep most Laredoans away. Afterall, it was free, real people might show up and Heaven knows we can't have that. This way, only those that are out to please or impress the Mayor will be in the audience. Mayor Salinas would have it no other way.