The 2018 Dilley election saw the completion of the sudden and rapid turnover of Dilley’s city council. In just two years, each of the five city council seats has been won by first time office-holders.
Vote totals according to unofficial results: Continue reading “Dilley May 5 2018 Election Results”
SINCE THE May 2017 ELECTION…
Despite a combined 45 years in office, despite a historic oil boom, the city council incumbents have found themselves unable to campaign on a record of accomplishment in Dilley.
So was Dilley’s progress of the past year the result of two first time councilmen pushing for action? Or were these planned steps in the combined multi-decade tenure of the old-guard council currently up for election? Continue reading “Does Voting Even Matter? A Dilley Council Recap and What’s At Stake This Year…”
At the April 10, 2018 Dilley city council meeting, council members voted to designate an area for the new playground and restrooms. The council also discussed a proposal to position park activities and playing fields to create a centralized area behind each home plate- a plan that drew audible reactions of approval from parent representatives of the little league present at the meeting. Continue reading “A Victory for City Park; Results of City Admin Contract Vote”
In a potential conflict of interest, legal counsel for the proposed Dilley city administrator contract will be provided by the city attorney who also represented the city administrator in a $50,000 personal dispute that resulted in a currently pending lawsuit…
Continue reading “In Upcoming April 10 Meeting, City Will Vote on “Contract for City Administrator””
As online discussion about Dilley’s change in building permit fees tended toward the merit of the fee, council member Ray Aranda took the opportunity to steer debate in that direction, rather than address the real topic at hand: the lack of transparency in the last city council meeting. Continue reading “About Those Tyler, TX Building Permit Fees…”
The Dilley city council recently voted to change the minimum building/remodel/repair permit fee from $23.50 to $5, but it’s unclear under what authority the city was charging so much in the first place…
When Dilley councilman Gilbert Eguia received the agenda for the pending March 21, 2018 city council meeting, he noticed that ordinance 15-04-14 would be amended “as it pertains to the master fee schedule.” Continue reading “About that $23.50 building remodel fee…”
Mockup of the playground set chosen by city council.
By a 4-0 vote at the March 21st meeting, Dilley’s city council voted for the purchase and installation of a new park playground set. Continue reading “New Playground by Unanimous Vote, New Park Restrooms Pass by Tiebreaker”
When the Dilley Youth Athletic Association visits Dilley’s city council meeting this Wednesday, renewing their playing field agreement will likely be a painless, routine affair. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, little league and sports agenda items have led to some of Dilley’s most explosive exchanges in recent years, such as these two agenda items from June 14, 2016: Continue reading “What the DYAA, Little League Tell Us About Dilley’s Council Members…”
On August 21st, 2017, Dilley’s wastewater operator, Carlos Ramirez, visited the office of city administrator Rudy Alvarez to report a 20,000-30,000 gallon sewage spill at the city’s wastewater treatment plant located at the Dolph Briscoe prison. The incident must be reported to the Texas Commission of Environmental Quality, the wastewater operator said. Continue reading “CITY OF DILLEY SUED: Former Employee Alleges Retaliation for Reporting 20-30,000 Gallon Sewage Spill”