|Carlos Marin of Ambiotec, Co-Author of the $900,000|
Imagine Brownsville Comprehensive Plan
|Mean Mister Brownsville with Robin McCaffrey in 2013|
In yet another attempt to waste hundreds of thousands of dollars of taxpayer money, at the June 19, 2014 GBIC Board Meeting, the BEDC's Jason Hilts introduced Agenda Item 8: Discussion an action on the implementation of the small area plan.
|Oscar Garcia, Jr., in 2014, After Being Introduced by|
Jason Hilts as Jacobs Engineering's Project Engineer
In his role as "Project Engineer," young Garcia has been busy trying to get the taxpayers to pay for Phase II of the implementation plan of the development and infrastructure plan for an additional $407,000. It has been tough sledding for Oscar. After being turned down by the BEDC, the persistent engineer appeared before the City Commission with his hand out for the $407,000. Still, no cigar!
Fast forward to the GBIC Board Meeting, originally scheduled for September 18, 2015. The agenda hinted at yet another attempt by young Garcia to finance his "engineering." Agenda item #3 read: Presentation: Small Area Plan-Jacobs Engineering.
Certainly, this presentation would be made by Jacobs Engineering's Project Engineer, Oscar Garcia, Jr. But, just before time for the meeting, this notice appeared on the GBIC website:
Later, an agenda for the rescheduled meeting appeared on the GBIC website with some subtle changes in the agenda.
This time, Agenda item #3 is not merely a presentation, but:
Discussion & Action to approve a contract with a master developer for a research, engineering & commercial park.
The vague wording of the original 9/18 agenda may have been the reason for the meeting's postponement. Actually, the person posting the new 9/21 agenda gives that away with their description of the new posting, not as a changed time, but as "GBIC Agenda changed."(Sometimes, when you copy a file, the file's original title will appear.) So, even though Jacobs Engineering is not mentioned in the revised wording of the agenda item, we can fully expect this to be another attempt to spend $407,000 of taxpayer dollars on Phase II of the plan to implement a plan.