Thursday, October 6, 2011

ER #14: Slicker than Grease

City Hall Elevator Rumblings #14

Rider #1: Winning! It appears that the Capo has turned the mayor and brought her into the “family” fold for the chamber’s $1.6 million contract hand-out. And did you notice during the work session that no members of the council asked any salient questions, mentioned the total cost of the contract or hinted at the city’s Texas Stadium $400,000+ advertising revenue contract “given” to the chamber?

Rider #2: Yeah. I guess the Wednesday work session dose of Kool-Aid did the trick on the council. Now, if we can just slide all this through the council meeting tonight without a public uproar, we will be ready for the next Cowboys game. Hopefully, no one will ask the if the advertising revenue agreement funds a suite at the stadium.

Rider #1: Don’t worry. The chamber folks and Capo are professionals. They can spread enough “economic development” buzz words on the crowd to confuse, obfuscate and spin an answer without answering the question. Just don’t forget to bring your “We’re #1 and You’re Not” foam finger to the next game. This really ticks off the “little people” who are not part of the “family” or invited to attend any of the home games in a suite funded by city bucks!

A note from counsel: These “candid” elevator conversations have been injected with fabricated nouns, verbs, adjectives, conjunctions, adverbs, modifiers and maybe a few dangling participles….Mark Holbrook