Friday, February 24, 2012

It's time to check what the city council's meals are costing us again

Is Johnny Carino's still a favorite at city hall?

A couple of years ago, the Laredo Morning Times ran a story reporting some pretty expensive meals being enjoyed by our honorable seedy council.  I recall some rather fine cusinie was being served by those mysterious closed council doors.

I, for one, think it would be interesting to once again check into how much we're paying to feed our self-serving public servants (double-entendre intended). If anyone from the LMT happens to peruse this humble blog, please consider doing the public a service and let us know if it's costing us an arm and a leg to feed the mayor and his buddies a wing and a thigh.

Question for fellow blogger Keyrose: Are bloggers considered "press" and would any be allowed behind the closed council doors to inquire on behalf of the taxpayers?  I remember you mentioned the status of bloggers in the eyes of the city politicos but I don't recall all the details.


  1. When I went to a Commissioners Court meeting a couple of years ago, I introduced myself as a blogger to the county spokesman. I told him that I wanted to get some video footage, and take some pictures. He directed me to the side of the room where the media supposedly situates itself during proceedings.

    Candidates and elected officials have always been accommodating. There was one person (I won't say who) who told me right off the bat, "If you're going to ask me about the shit that's going on right now, I'm not going to talk about it!" It was crass and I really don't want to approach that asshole any more.

    I don't think you would be allowed behind closed doors. Executive sessions are meant to discuss dirty laundry and I don't think they would make an exception for us.

    I've never printed out business cards. All I've done is written down my information for people I've interviewed. I include my full name, website name and contact information.


  2. Thanks KR for this useful piece of info: Bloggers take note. Gracias


  3. Wasn't it Alex somehting? You mentioned it in one of your blogs buddy. :/

    It's okay, I know who NOT to vote for.