Saturday, August 12, 2017

Will Mark Sossi Finally Be Terminated by the City Commission at the August 15 City Commission Meeting?

City Attorney Mark Sossi
City Attorney Mark "It's Legal" Sossi, the proverbial "cat with nine lives," may have reached the end of his employment with the City of Brownsville.  Of course, that rumor has circulated before.

An action item on the agenda for the August 15 City Commission meeting opens the way for a vote on Sossi's continued employment with the city:

C) Consideration and ACTION to evaluate the City Attorney and Legal Services of the City of Brownsville and to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee; or to hear a complaint or charge against an officer or employee. (Commissioners J. Tetreau/B. Neece)

Never a good hire by the City of Brownsville, Sossi's resume' is littered with theft, malpractice and incompetence, including a $167,363 judgement for pocketing funds intended for his previous employer, the Willette & Guerra Law Firm, stealing another $20,711.66 from the Texas Workforce, intended for employee unemployment benefits, a $100,000 tax lien from the I.R.S. as well as two malpractice lawsuits from Brownsville residents who thought retaining the City Attorney in private practice might be a good idea.

Sossi's magnum opus, however, has to be his highschoolish power point, at Mayor Martinez behest, against the broadcast of the public comment of Brownsville taxpayers at City Commission meetings. Sossi, perhaps possessed by some despot's demon, argued that blocking the broadcast of public comment would lead to a greater diversity of commenters. Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Lenin, Karl Marx and Adolf Hitler all applauded from their graves!

Mr. Sossi, an ill-advised hire during Pat Ahumada's last term as mayor, has proved to be the gift that keeps on taking, blocking governmental tranparency at every possible turn, resisting democratic principles as if they were carriers of the Zika virus. Sossi has morphed into the city's enabler, including the unethical mayor, certain city commissioners and the challenged, but overpaid, city manager.

The recent brouhaha over an ambulance service operating within the city, allegedly without proper licensing, may, finally, be Sossi's undoing.

Theoretically, if Commissioners De Leon, Neece, Tetreau and Munguia vote to terminate Sossi, a tie-breaking vote by Mayor Martinez will be unnecessary.  In that scenario, Commissioner Gowen may choose to simply side with the majority so as not to be linked with Sossi's shenanigans in perpetuity.

Personal issues could indeed make Commissioner Longoria the lone holdout, or not.

12 comments:

  1. Sossi has no morals or ethics, a disgrace to the city. I pray this rumor is true.

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  2. I've never understood this unbridled hatred for Sossi. It's one of those things that, to be quite frank, really reminds me of a vicious pogrom or base mob. We've seen it today with the running over of protestors by a white supremacist. The internet provides a new kind of gathering place for mobs. There's a willingness to blame everything on one person, or a group of people, to exaggerate their misdeeds, to the point where even bringing up their name automatically you know there will be some kind of negative context attached. Lucky for him, he is not black and living in the 1800's, or he might be swinging from a tree by the same people, who today claim to stand for good government. There's always some do-gooder behind the steering wheel or the rope.

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    1. It isn't gonna work, Mark. (writing dead give away)

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    2. I'm not Mark you idiot. Just a human being taking notice of how the GOP now literally represents the ascension of the Nazi and white supremacy to the white house. Home grown terrorists, alt-right, who behave similarly to what I observe on this blog. The choosing of a scapegoat followed by dehumanization, used to justify all manner of violence, running people over, rooting for other's misfortune, including for this man to lose his job? All part of an online mob mentality. Clearly you do not know Mr. Sossi or his writing very well, or you would have recognized that I am a different person as well as a different gender. You have been taught to react and assign blame, and that is all I am seeing here, sadly, as well as across the rest of the county.

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    3. Different gender? Oh! Then it is Rick. Sorry for the mistake.

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    4. Jajajajajajajajajajajajaja!!!!!!! Longoria se parece a Porky Pig!!!!!!

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    5. I'm sure it is Bastian writing in Sossi's defense.

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  3. It'll only mean the hiring of another asshole as city attorney. Change is never change in Browntown!

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  4. Gamez should be city ATTORNEY. Hire him and everything will be fin.

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  5. Dumbass TRUMP stays quiet: We have never had a president, of either party, or any political persuasion, so utterly disconnected from any understanding of our national history, of the still-unresolved fights over what it means to be a “real” American. Nor have we ever had a president who combines staggering historical and political ignorance with language skills that rank him somewhere around a developmentally challenged 9-year-old.

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    1. TRUMP has nothing to do with Sossi, but apparently is living rent free in your head.

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  6. Sossi the destroyed of civil liberties in Brownsville and back up by the mayor and city commissioners, it a buy out to prevent an embarrassing city government mistakes. Sossi will still be laughing all the way to the bank. Taxpayers will lose again.

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