Monday, November 14, 2011

It's the thought that matters, but why such a paltry sum?

Webb County's Shenanigans continue unimpeded

With Webb County wasting nearly one Million dollars of taxpayer money by mis-managing the Community Action Agency and the Comprehensive Energy Assistance Program, it appears that the commissioners are now cutting elsewhere to offset their costly shenanigans.

Case in point: from today's County Commissioner's meeting agenda, notice the relatively paltry sum that is being donated by one particular commissioner. With such worthwhile causes obviously needing funding from any source they can secure it, it's surprising that Webb County could only muster such a modest amount.

From Monday's Agenda

Honorable Frank Sciaraffa, Webb County Commissioner Pct. 1

 12. Discussion and possible action to donate $500.00 to the Habitat for Humanity Organization to support their efforts in providing affordable houses for the working poor of Laredo, Webb County, Texas. [Account #605-0201-8801] 

 13.  Discussion and possible action to donate $500.00 to the Webb County Children’s Advocacy Center, a 501 (c ) (3) non- profit organization that provides individual, family and group counseling sessions to child victims and their non-offending family members who have suffered as a result of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect and domestic violence. [Account #605-0201-8801]

Aww commissioners, you shouldn't have.


  1. Frank puts out more with his upcoming Christmas party at the Casa Blanca Ballroom.

    And the $500 is better than the mayor pledging $50 at the Jerry Lewis Telethon.


  2. OK is this personal money? It's public money right? otherwise it wouldn't be on the county's agenda I guess.

    Shenanigans abound.