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    A Houston Budget Crisis! Are We There Yet?
    There are many preemptive budget issues for Houston in the next budget cycle. Currently our entire country is engulfed in financial crises.  Various cities around the country are experiencing economic hard times and are desperately finding ways to survive...more>>

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    WASTE NOT, ONE MORE ENGINEER IS A LOT!

    As we all know that the city of Houston is currently going through a worst financial turbulence. We also know that the administration is crying out more loudly about the budget short falls ever since the red light camera....more>>

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    A Tale of City Deals
    Many city real estate deals and physical development permitting decisions stink rotten to the high heavens, making for a tale of two such amazing city deals and much more......more>>

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    Top Heavy Layoff Protection

    The Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker’s, administration is getting ready to layoff about 2,300 city employees (747 of them already laid off).....more>>

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    Change the Players!

    Strong opposition is gaining momentum against the proposed Wal-Mart Store in the Heights Area. To our surprise, two familiar officials from the past administration, as we posted earlier, have now been promoted to the position of Chief Development Officer in the Mayor’s office...more>>.

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    $5 Drainage Fee Deal

    The City of Houston’s misleading five dollar ($5.00) drainage fee presentation sounds like a dishonest sales pitch. The prompt arrival of the so-called ‘drainage bills’ in the month of May has not only surprised Houstonians, but also forced them to dig deeper into their....more>>

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    See What Else is Cooking
    Congratulation! is in order to a City of Houston employee in the Public Works and Engineering department who needs no introduction.  She is already famous for achieving the longest stunt of milking taxpayer money for tuition payments to...more>>

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    More on the New City Permit Center

    Simply put, the new City of Houston “state-of-the-art” Permit Center will prove to be inadequate and a dangerous exposure of employees to electromagnetic field radiation!.....more>>

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    METRO George
    What a shame! Mr. George Greanias, the CEO of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (METRO), appointed by Mayor Annise Parker last September got on the radar while watching porn websites in his office during work hours. What’s next? How low..more>>

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    A Step in the Right Direction

    Finally Mayor Anise Parker is taking the bull by the horn by announcing to layoff top money earning positions, such as Assistant Directors, Administrative Managers, Supervisors and other senior level positions in the new Department..more>>

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    Red-light Cameras Revisited
    The resumption of the red –light cameras is a clear- cut example of dishonoring the will of 53% of Houston voters that voted in last Novembers’ referendum to turn off the red-light cameras surveillance system. What has happened to the belief that...more>>

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    WASTE NOT, ONE MORE ENGINEER IS A LOT!

    As we all know that the city of Houston is currently going through a worst financial turbulence. We also know that the administration is crying out more loudly about the budget short falls ever since the red light camera....more>>