Friday, October 25, 2013

San Antonio reaps their harvest of Apathy

A fantastic piece on apathy and the Castro regime:

Low voter-turnout may be a primary reason why San Antonio residents have been subjected to the ills of liberal policy. Yet that same voter apathy can also provide an opportunity for conservatives to turn things around… if only they mobilize.


San Antonio is leading the pack of Texas’ largest cities at $9.4 billion of total debt outstanding.

Local government accountability is important everywhere, but San Antonio residents will especially feel the sting of negligence if they don’t do their due diligence to hold their local officials’ feet to the fire.

Bexar County and the City of San Antonio have been in the big bond business recently as well.  Last year, the Castro Administration managed to pass through a $596 million dollar bond, purportedly for infrastructure improvements.  The bond was purported by Castro and the San Antonio Express News to have passed “overwhelmingly” by 72 percent.
But only 6.7 percent of registered voters in Bexar County actually cast a vote on that particular referendum. When you consider who would turn out to vote for such a thing – and why – it becomes increasingly apparent that the sleeping majority’s taxes are being increased at the behest of an attentive minority.

The same is true for city council – officials making decisions that affect the entirety of San Antonio residents are elected by a mere 7.6 percent of the entire electorate.
Only 29,449 people actually voted for Mayor Castro this year in May, and only 46,417 – 7.61 percent of the total 610,456 registered voters – voted in the entire city-council election.  That 7.6 percent of people making decisions affect every San Antonio citizen – electing people who have far more influence over the day-to-day lives of the local citizenry than any state or federal lawmaker.

On the bright side, this same problem of low voter-turnout makes the efforts of engaged citizens seeking to change the status quo that much more powerful.
Read the whole thing, including an alarming rundown of local government debt in Bexar County, here.


  1. Mayor Castro is named in the Federal Free Speech - Freedom of Assembly lawsuit before US District Judge Xavier Rodriguez

    San Antonio TX Mayor Julian Castro ( Obama campaign co-manager) , city attorney Michael Bernard ( brother of White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard) and SAPD Chief William McManus are being sued in Federal Court for Constitutional violations after they banned a law-abiding citizen from City Hall and public meetings for almost four years in an effort to conceal public/police corruption. Along with Councilman Diego Bernal, Councilman Cris Medina, IT Director Miller, etc .they have been reported to the DOJ, HUD, the FBI, etc. for helping cover-up decades of grant fraud, bond fraud, theft, falsification of government documents, perjury, obstruction, theft/misuse of 911 funds ( 25% failure rate for emergency calls) , Open Meeting violations, two” frauds upon the court” - 2009 and 2013 financed with tax dollars, HUD theft/fraud where city persons submitted false statements to federal investigators in case HL-10-0465, etc…

    The Free-Speech / Freedom of Assembly lawsuit is moving forward and former City Telecommunications Manager John E Foddrill Sr obtained the representation of a Dallas TX law firm. US District Judge Xavier Rodriguez has denied the City’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit …5:13-cv-00051…stating- " Each day that Plaintiff was allegedly barred from accessing public facilities he suffered a constitutional injury" and “the fact that for close to four years Plaintiff was prohibited from exercising his rights to free speech and assembly".

  2. The SEC has been alerted to the fact that corrupt City officials, bond underwriters and auditors have violated the law when they submit fraudulent bond offerings to investors.

    The SEC has created case # FWRO 302036 to track submissions concerning bond fraud by the City of San Antonio Texas.

    The official statements submitted with each offering omit any mention of illegal, unconstitutional bans prohibiting whistleblowers from speaking at public meetings, the 45 months of Texas Open Meeting Act violations, the decades of fraud/theft, the ONGOING criminal conspiracy to hide the criminal activity, etc. Officials, auditors, underwriters, etc. issue fraudulent statements declaring that funds are protected by internal controls, internal auditors, external auditors, approved accounting practices, etc. from theft, fraud and waste knowing the statements to be false.

    City persons…especially “independent” city auditor Kevin Barthold…have submitted known false statements to bond underwriters, bond counsel , bond rating firms and bond investors . The fraudulent statements omitted any reference to the decades of fraud./theft, the ONGOING criminal conspiracy to conceal the crimes, the theft of upwards of $200,000 by city IT manager Jose Medina and vendor Isabel Gonzaba, the illegal no-bid contracts steered to “friends”, the illegal use of 911 and communications funds to renovate IT office space, construct cubicles, paint offices, purchase a trophy case and other furniture, to travel, etc. , the accounting fraud designed to conceal the crimes, the TWO unconstitutional bans issued to silence reports of the crimes, the discarded police reports, etc.


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