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At Tuesday's San Angelo
City Council some Council Members intend to attempt bring disciplinary action
against San Angelo City Council Member Charlotte
Farmer or San AngeloCity Manager Daniel
Venezuela behind closed doors.
They have the legal right to do this dirty work behind
closed doors but Ibelieve it to
NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING
AN AGENDA OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL
THE CITY OF SAN
9:00 A.M. - Tuesday, October 1, 2013
McNeaseConvention Center, South Meeting Room
San Angelo, TX76903
III. REGULAR AGENDA:
F. EXECUTIVE/CLOSED SESSION
Executive Session under the provision of Government
Code, Title 5. Open Government; Ethics,
Subtitle: A. Open Government, Chapter 551. Open
Meetings, Subchapter D. Exceptions to Requirement that Meetings be Open under:
• Section 551.074(1) to deliberate the evaluation and
duties of the City Manager; to deliberate the
discipline of a public officer, being a City Council
member, for Code of Conduct and Code of
Ethics violations; and to hear a complaint or charge
against an officer, being a City Council
A Danish-owned coal-laden cargo ship has sailed through the Northwest Passage for the first time and into the history books as the second bulk carrier to navigate the Arctic route.
TORONTO (AP) — A Danish-owned coal-laden cargo ship has sailed through the Northwest Passage for the first time and into the history books as the second bulk carrier to navigate the Arctic route.
The Nordic Orion left Vancouver, British Columbia, Sept. 17 carrying 15,000 tons of coal. Ed Coll, CEO of Bulk Partners, an operational partner of ship-owner Nordic Bulk Carriers, said Friday that the freighter has passed Greenland. He said it is expected to dock in Finland next week after traversing waters once impenetrable with thick ice.
Interest in the Northwest Passage is on the rise as climate change is melting Arctic sea ice, creating open waterways. The melting ice could make it a regular Atlantic-Pacific shipping lane.
Word around San Angelo says
that the San Angelo Standard Times is allowing members of the San
Angelo based KKK chapter and a registered sex offender from the Dallas area to participate in the public comments
section of "gosanangelo" using pseudonyms.
This being one of the main reasons Tim Archuleta was seeking
a position at newspaper outside the San
Member District One's response to The San
Angelo Fire Fighters Association's questionnaire. They do not "sit down
and talk to the candidates."
1) Moved to San Angelo in February 1995. I had taken a
severance package and early retirement from my job with the Alberta provincial government. My wife, and
RN with a Bachelor of Science Degree was looking for a full time job. ShannonMedicalCenter was in EdmontonAlberta
recruiting nurses. We decided to try San
Angelo for two years. We stayed and have been here for
Retired Cartographic Technologist from the
Alberta Government where I worked with, Climatologists, Foresters, Biologists, Planners,
Computer Programmers & Analysts, and GIS staff. Planned and saw large $
projects to completion. Coordinated government to private sector contracts.
Understandthe strategic planning
process & how government works.
Municipal Planning, Road, Canal & Dam Construction, Graphic Arts, Computer
Programming, Topographic and PlanimetricMapping and more at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Architectural/Mechanical Drafting & Design and Electrical Technology at the
years mature, married with one son. Choose to live in San
Lived here for 18 years and have stake in the community. I became an American
Citizen in 2006.
I want to run for city council because I feel the practical needs (infrastructure,
streets, water use of taxes and user fees)of the community have been ignored.I am concerned about public safety and security (police and fire
facilities, equipment and training) I have lived here for eighteen years.I have property here. My son grew up in San Angelo. I have a
state in the community.
Maintain Core Services such as:
public safety, streets and bridges, water resources, water and sewer, etc.
Encourage and investigate new ideas such as the Street Maintenance
Sales Tax. Controlling the Red Arroyo flooding to use the water as city a water
source.As proposed by the Upper
Colorado River Authority.
to upgrade Fire and Police Department facilities and equipment. Increase
employee benefits and incentives. Security for city employees.
Work toupgrade, repair and maintain streets on a
to support downtown San Angelo Revitalization with a no frills approach.
the line on property taxes & user fees.
to use the new revenue generated by the Cline-Shale oil boon to pay for
facilities & infrastructure maintenance, repair
I was not aware the San Angelo Fire Fighters Association had a political action
committee nor that their where so many problems front line fire department face
each day. The struggle for proper equipment, thesafe number of personnel deployed in day to
day operations.Getting the fire chief
and city government to listen to and act on your concerns.
I believe strong, rational and informed leadership is essential to lead city
government and each city department.
I worked for the Alberta
provincial government for about 20 years. As a condition of employment I became
a member of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees. Since the
"union" had no right to strike it function as an association. During
my time I was the Chairperson of a local chapter responsible for about 300
members. I also served as the secretary of the local for six years. The local
was made up of 12 chapters with a total of about 3000 members. I was a union
steward for approximately 17 years. I oversaw the chapter meetings and as a
member of the local executive I was
involved in negotiations, political oversight and attending conventions. I am
well aware of the benefits and shortfalls of civil service associations.
As for appointed vs. elected chiefs? In either case the individual should have
the education and experience to qualify for the job. Electing a police chief
gives me the opportunity to voice my opinion on the candidate's qualifications
and to vote yes or no.
I believe it is necessary to provide pay and benefits equal to or above the
levels offered by comparable cities in order to attract and keep qualified
I am hesitant to accept help or money from a civil service association because
I believe the executive committee of the association my support political
candidates not supported by all of the association's membership.
I feel my strengths are my awareness of the issues facing our city, I am
thorough and a hard worker. I have the desire and ability to encourage citizens
and employees to put forward ideas to solve our problems.
May 26, 2006 – San Angelo, TX Local 886 is celebrating the success of its political action efforts both of the city council members it endorsed were elected on May 13. Local 886 formed its first Political Action Committee (PAC) in September 2005, and campaigned for candidates John Fields Jr. and Jon Hogg – both of whom won by a landslide.
Fields won the District 1 seat with 69.6 percent of the vote over his opponents – Debbie Albert and Thomas Madron. Hogg won the District 5 seat with 83.7 percent of the vote over his opponent Sonny Shapiro.
"This is a particularly important victory because San Angelo Local 886 does not have collective bargaining," says IAFF 11th District Vice President Sandy McGhee. Members wanted to change the political environment in San Angelo and the local sent Treasurer Bubba Barnett to a political action seminar in Richardson, Texas, with IAFF District Field Service Representative (DFSR) Joe Tellez.
"They took what they learned and applied it to their advantage," says McGhee. "I applaud their efforts for a job well done."
In 1997, a pay referendum was passed in San Angelo stipulating that fire fighters would be guaranteed comparable pay to surrounding cities of similar size. However, in 2005, the city council maintained it did not need to keep the promises of the old council and would only keep up with the pay if the city had the money.
"That was the impetus that got us thinking about political action," says Donald White, president of Local 886. "We couldn’t stand by and let the council go back on its word.
Both Fields and Hogg supported one of Local 886’s biggest issues – the need to hire additional fire fighters. The candidates also supported the fire fighters’ pay issue to prevent losing quality fire fighters to other departments that pay more.
"We’ve heard for years how important political action is," White says. "Now, we know it is true. The hope is that we can continue with this positive momentum."
Maintain Core Services such as: public safety, streets and bridges, water resources, water and sewer, etc.
Encourage and investigate new ideas such as the Street Maintenance Sales Tax. Controlling the Red Arroyo flooding to use the water as a city water source as proposed by the Upper Colorado River Authority.
Propose the deepening of Lake Nasworthy to hold a larger amount of water.
Opposing "blending" untreated water from the Hickory Aquifer into our reservoirs and rivers.
Work to upgrade Fire and Police Department facilities and equipment. Increase employee benefits and incentives. Security for city employees.
Oppose the involvement of the San Angelo Fire Fighters Association donating money and material to San Angelo City Council Candidates.
Work to upgrade, repair and maintain streets on a priority basis.
Support south side development. Oppose concentration on only one area. (downtown.)
Work to combine old fire training site with Glenmore Park for parking & safer entrance to the park.
Work to support fine arts and community recreational facilities.
Establish an annual multicultural outdoor festival promoting foods, dress, customs and art from individual Native American, Black American, Mid-Eastern, European, Mexican, Central/South American and Asian cultures.
Work to foster and build communication and respect between San Angelo City Council and Citizens. We need to be pragmatic, not grandiose.
I want all areas of the city and all citizens to be treated equally by San Angelo City Government. I have an open door policy with no obligations to big business or the real estate business.
Retired Cartographic Technologist from the Alberta Government where I worked with, Climatologists, Foresters, Biologists, Planners, Computer Programmers & Analysts, and GIS staff. Planned and saw large $ projects to completion. Coordinated government to private sector contracts. Understand the strategic planning process & how government works.
Studied Municipal Planning, Road, Canal & Dam Construction, Graphic Arts, Computer Programming, Topographic and Planimetric Mapping and more at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Studied Architectural/Mechanical Drafting & Design and Electrical Technology at the college level.
58 years mature, married with one son. Choose to live in San Angelo [Texas.] Lived here for 18 years and have stake in the community. I became an American Citizen in 2006.