|"Um yes, the reason we're here in....in....where are we this time?"|
As Laredo's Most Imposing Blog, La Sanbe, recently posted, the city seems to be at odds with funding for the Laredo Development Foundation. Keyrose correctly pointed out how incensed councilman Juan Narvaez was when LDF board member Javier Garza alluded to the fact that McAllen had enough funds for their LDF counterpart to send their representatives to Korea in an effort to attract business. Narvaez, quickly questioned Mr. Garza if he knew what the results of McAllen's trip to the Far East had been. When Javier Garza answered that the had no further information, Narvaez stated out loud that the results must have been "negative".
With the LDF's budget having been reduced from around $400,000 a couple of years ago to the current approximate $250,000 one has to wonder if the difference ($150,000) is what the mayor and his entourage plan to use to fund their own trips to an assortment of places as they usurp the responsibilities (and $$ funding) of the Laredo Development Foundation.
If I'm not mistaken, I think someone at Monday's meeting mentioned an upcoming trip to Austin. I wonder how many are going to be in the mayor's posse this time around- all at taxpayer's expense of course.