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Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

editor@localnewsonly.com Nelson is a 30-year plus resident of Colleyville. He has located his privately owned businesses in Colleyville for more than 20 years. Nelson is the 2018 Empower Texans Recipient of the North Texas Conservative Leadership Award. Nelson is the founder of LNO in 2000. He served as councilman and Mayor Pro Tem of Colleyville until June 2000. Thereafter he started LNO because there was no adequate newspaper coverage. Nelson has previously worked in both radio and television during his career.

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    Rick Paddock

    What an independent investigation will reveal is the timing of the City Managers purchase of properties in the City, what she knew that others were not privileged to know, and if she disclosed her investment purchases to the City Mayor at the time as part of her obligation as required by local and State laws.

    The fact that the filing of a conflict of interest complaint doesn’t mean she’s guilty, but it does imply there is reason enough to call for an independent investigation which the Mayor suggested. I can only guess that Mayor Kelly is doing this to try and insulate himself from any liability if there is wrongdoing on her part.

    As for the 15 day requirement, if the City Manager has acted inappropriately sometime in the past to purchase investment properties in the City, how is a citizen to know that fact at the time it happened much less to file such a complaint within 15 days of the occurrence? If the suspicion of impropriety is unfounded, the City Council must find a way and take the lead to plug the leak of distrust and division among its citizens.

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    Bobby Lindamood

    I’m in total shock of the information you brought forth in citizen comments.
    Have you found out why the protect glade road PAC ran by Lewis Miller was allowed Information and why your request was delayed?
    Also, it’s unbelievable and disgusting that a “safety issue” about Glade road was manufactured by a sitting city councilman. (Please announce who it was so we can hold that person accountable!) This shows the city used confusion to sway the elections and the Glade vote.
    What a shame!
    Second.
    It’s it common practice to have the city attorney look into lawsuits that do not pertain to the city? I’m at a loss to think the city attorney looked over my lawsuit with Taylor and charged the city taxpayers for advice. When did this happen? What was the conclusion of the attorney? Who presented this case to the attorney? So many questions to ask. This smells fishy and I think “greater powers to be” above the city level should look heavily into these actions, should it be unethical practices.

    Wow – Just wow!

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      Editor - Nelson Thibodeaux

      The alleged delay in providing, under the Texas Open Records statues, as well as the Freedom of Information Act, was so the City could determine if, in the release of correspondence with citizens, their emails could be revealed. Clearly this information Was not even requested, simply the contents with names. I have no indication why or if Lewis Miller received information that LNO did not receive. Nor is there an understanding of why Miller was so high profile and belligerent during the campaign, other than to assume it was for Miller’s passionate support of Michael Taylor for council.

      The Councilman who was the most involved, was not even on the ballot last year, Chuck Mogged. All the information as presented to City Council is documented in emails obtained via Open Records from the City, as is the attorney billing. Therefore, WITHOUT A DOUBT, City Staff members KNEW the information provided by Chuck Mogged was a “false narrative” that he concocted when he announced to the City Manager and Staff that this was going to be his safety “angle” used on the Glade Road debate. He claimed there was a 31% increase from over the previous year for accidents on Glade Road, when in fact accidents had been LESS not more on Glade. And just announced by the Colleyville Police Department, accidents on Glade Road from 2014 to 2015 actually were 23% less! The fact that City Staff knew and Mogged, and apparently the Mayor, Taylor and Coplen all knew this was a false narrative shows how the lines have become blurred in Colleyville from objective city employees to city employees supporting a political agenda.

      It is certainly not common practice for a city attorney to bill the city for lawsuits that do not involved with City of Colleyville. Upon asking for the information via Open Records, LNO was informed the City Attorney said the billing was “in error” and he would “reimburse” the city.

      This explanation and the reason this was on the City Attorney’s bill must fit the alternative universe the City Administration and a City Attorney billing the city thousands of dollars AND BEING PAID EVEN FOR A BILLING A LUDICROUS option of REVIEWING A LAWSUIT TOTALLY ANCILLARY TO THE INTEREST OF THE TAXPAYERS OF COLLEYVILLE. At minimum how outraged should citizens be that these bills are paid without scrutiny of purpose?

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