|Laredo Dry Cleaners taken to the Cleaners!|
Another funny thing happened at last night's city clowncil meeting. Councilman Juan Narvaez seemed to blame the Safe Fracking Coalition for a missed business opportunity. It appears that no one in Laredo was bright enough to think that there might be a big need for dry cleaning services for oil field workers. Consequently, someone up in San Antonio did think of this and proceeded to act quickly, beating Laredo businesses to the punch. Instead of blaming Laredo for falling asleep at the wheel on this opportunity, Narvaez instead chose to blame "these people" referring to a group of Safe Fracking Coalition members who had just spoken a few minutes earlier.
Juan Narvaez :
Mayor, at the meeting today, Mike and I met with LDF, I learned today , In Carrizo Springs, there's no dry cleaners there. and most of those people that are affiliated with this field. Theres a company out of San Antonio and talk about competiton, they're coming down by truckloads out of San Antonio, they're taking the clothes to be dry cleaned and willing to wait 5 days.
So what I'm trying to say is we're talking about competition and here we are trying to fight these people here, they're sending the business to San Antonio that's we're talking about, we're trying to be competitive but at the same time, we got to be safe.(looks over to SFC group)
Mayor: Well said! That's why we need to get on the ball!
Really Mayor? Well Said?? Here's the link. Narvaez starts speaking at the 1hour, 18 minutes, 25 seconds mark-more or less. Judge for yourself. Clink on the Monday, August 15, 2011 meeting at top.