Billionaires For Beto

Fighting the good fight for the 1% on Both Sides of the Border!
"I think the police union is out of control, and it makes me question the need and wisdom of having a police union in El Paso," said Beto O’Rourke, a city representative for district 8.
click on link below to hear this In BETO’s own VOICE !!!!
http://www.ktsm.com/news/council-votes-to-furlough-police
O’Rourke how can you adovacte to shut down Unions and run as a democrat.… Which Union is next for you to try to break?  Why are you running for congress again???

"I think the police union is out of control, and it makes me question the need and wisdom of having a police union in El Paso," said Beto O’Rourke, a city representative for district 8.

click on link below to hear this In BETO’s own VOICE !!!!

http://www.ktsm.com/news/council-votes-to-furlough-police

O’Rourke how can you adovacte to shut down Unions and run as a democrat.… Which Union is next for you to try to break?  Why are you running for congress again???

Meet Bob Moore, the Editor in Chief of the El Paso Times…
This is what the EP TIMES said 18 MONTHS AGO…..
U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes should be returned to the U.S. House for another term. Experience. Tenure. Position. All these argue in favor of voting for Reyes. One mark of an effective congressman is what he brings to his home district. Reyes has been been active and effective in helping veterans, working to improve border security, and acquiring grant money for El Paso. If, as generally predicted, Republicans gain the majority in the House, Reyes will inevitably lose his powerful position as chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. But he could remain on that committee, and he is a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. With Fort Bliss a huge consideration in this district, it’s good to have Reyes on the Armed Services Committee, which is tasked with oversight and funding of the Department of Defense. http://www.elpasotimes.com/opinion/ci_20610724/16th-congressional-district
AND NOW THEY ENDORSE BETO??? WHAT CHANGED??? The El Paso Times is a mediocre paper in the best of times, but seems to have gone off the deep end in their un-founded attacks and accusations towards the congressman… One can only see who buys advertising from them to know of its agenda and it isn’t for ALL of El Paso.
THE EL PASO TIMES IS A BOUGHT, CORRUPT NEWSPAPER AND IS THE MOUTHPIECE OF THE 1% AGENDA FOR EL PASO.
CLICK ON BOB MOORE’S “Respectful” NATIVE AMERICAN HEADDRESS TO SEE WHO OWNS EL PASO’S ONLY NEWSPAPER.

Meet Bob Moore, the Editor in Chief of the El Paso Times…

This is what the EP TIMES said 18 MONTHS AGO…..

U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes should be returned to the U.S. House for another term. Experience. Tenure. Position. All these argue in favor of voting for Reyes. One mark of an effective congressman is what he brings to his home district. Reyes has been been active and effective in helping veterans, working to improve border security, and acquiring grant money for El Paso. If, as generally predicted, Republicans gain the majority in the House, Reyes will inevitably lose his powerful position as chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. But he could remain on that committee, and he is a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. With Fort Bliss a huge consideration in this district, it’s good to have Reyes on the Armed Services Committee, which is tasked with oversight and funding of the Department of Defense. http://www.elpasotimes.com/opinion/ci_20610724/16th-congressional-district

AND NOW THEY ENDORSE BETO??? WHAT CHANGED??? The El Paso Times is a mediocre paper in the best of times, but seems to have gone off the deep end in their un-founded attacks and accusations towards the congressman… One can only see who buys advertising from them to know of its agenda and it isn’t for ALL of El Paso.

THE EL PASO TIMES IS A BOUGHT, CORRUPT NEWSPAPER AND IS THE MOUTHPIECE OF THE 1% AGENDA FOR EL PASO.

CLICK ON BOB MOORE’S “Respectful” NATIVE AMERICAN HEADDRESS TO SEE WHO OWNS EL PASO’S ONLY NEWSPAPER.

quote from:  http://www.utepprospector.com/2.7382/city-council-to-debate-bridge-study-1.1038034
Really Beto? Really????
That nose just keeps on growing….

quote from:  http://www.utepprospector.com/2.7382/city-council-to-debate-bridge-study-1.1038034

Really Beto? Really????

That nose just keeps on growing….

JUST POSTED PHOTO from YOUTH 4 BETO Party at UTEP!!!!
They are soooooo psyched over a candidate who ‘speaks’ to them … Just like he spoke in this UTEP Prospector article:

”
A location near Yarbrough, O’Rourke said, could be ideal for attracting manufacturing companies interested in doing business on both sides of the border and for it’s proximity to the border highway.
Gilyard said his counterparts in Juárez have already done extensive site planning for the possible location and said existing infrastructure in Juárez may support a new bridge. ”

http://www.utepprospector.com/news/city-council-to-debate-bridge-study-1.1038034#.T6GupZ9Yvsv



#SANDERS-O’Rourke elbow DROP on SEGUNDO!!!!!!

JUST POSTED PHOTO from YOUTH 4 BETO Party at UTEP!!!! They are soooooo psyched over a candidate who ‘speaks’ to them … Just like he spoke in this UTEP Prospector article: ” A location near Yarbrough, O’Rourke said, could be ideal for attracting manufacturing companies interested in doing business on both sides of the border and for it’s proximity to the border highway. Gilyard said his counterparts in Juárez have already done extensive site planning for the possible location and said existing infrastructure in Juárez may support a new bridge. ” http://www.utepprospector.com/news/city-council-to-debate-bridge-study-1.1038034#.T6GupZ9Yvsv #SANDERS-O’Rourke elbow DROP on SEGUNDO!!!!!!

What happened?  A group of Idealists. A courageous leader.  What happened to the idea of an independent progressive voice for El Paso? 
What is that voice if it is bank-rolled and bought by some of the biggest Republicans in the City of El Paso?   What happened Beto?
Who have you sold out to?
Why?

What happened?  A group of Idealists. A courageous leader.  What happened to the idea of an independent progressive voice for El Paso? 

What is that voice if it is bank-rolled and bought by some of the biggest Republicans in the City of El Paso?   What happened Beto?

Who have you sold out to?

Why?

Look! It’s Bill & Beto !!!  Beto always does what Bill says… Like Run Beto Run (for Congress)
http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_20451920/regional-banking-venture-emerges?source=most_viewed
September 13—City grants PDNG an extension to develop plan. Representative O’Rourke defends plan secrecy
O’Rourke, in a telephone interview later, said he didn’t see the conflict. “You’ve got Bill Sanders, who is my father-in-law but has decades of experience in developing and redeveloping, helping build up American cities, and he’s volunteering that expertise and his time to help make El Paso a better place. He doesn’t own property Downtown, and doesn’t stand to personally profit from this. Then you’ve got me, a City Council representative who makes $18,000 a year. Part of my reason for running for office was to help build up Downtown El Paso. I just don’t see where the conflict is,” O’Rourke said. Abstaining from voting would remove any questions, he said, “but … it’s not fair to the people I represent to remove myself from the decision-making process just because there might be a perception (of conflict). It might be the politically correct thing to do, it might look right and make some people feel good, but that’s not what I’m here for. I just don’t see where the conflict is,” O’Rourke said.When asked why City Council members needed to sign confidentiality agreements that they will not divulge the plan to the public or why even the names of the members of the PDNG involved in the planning process is kept hidden from the public, Council member Robert O’Rourke, son in law of Bill Sanders told El Paso internet magazine Newspaper Tree:"There will be a process to bring people in. You can’t do something this big with everyone involved up front or we’d still be talking about what we’re going to do. So we get the advice and sit down and figure out how to implement it and then start bringing in the partners," he said. "If you brought in every single stakeholder from day one there would be so many special interests pulling it apart you’d never be able to keep it together."O’Rourke,  is a member of the Paso del Norte Group. He said he did not feel it was a conflict for him to vote on the issue."I’m not really an active member. I’m a dues-paying member but I haven’t been able to attend a meeting since I got on the council," O’Rourke said. He did not disclose his membership, he said, "because the Paso del Norte Group isn’t getting anything out of this. I feel that the group is helping us get something done we wouldn’t have been able to get done ourselves."

Look! It’s Bill & Beto !!!  Beto always does what Bill says… Like Run Beto Run (for Congress)

http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_20451920/regional-banking-venture-emerges?source=most_viewed

September 13—City grants PDNG an extension to develop plan. Representative O’Rourke defends plan secrecy

O’Rourke, in a telephone interview later, said he didn’t see the conflict. “You’ve got Bill Sanders, who is my father-in-law but has decades of experience in developing and redeveloping, helping build up American cities, and he’s volunteering that expertise and his time to help make El Paso a better place. He doesn’t own property Downtown, and doesn’t stand to personally profit from this. Then you’ve got me, a City Council representative who makes $18,000 a year. Part of my reason for running for office was to help build up Downtown El Paso. I just don’t see where the conflict is,” O’Rourke said. Abstaining from voting would remove any questions, he said, “but … it’s not fair to the people I represent to remove myself from the decision-making process just because there might be a perception (of conflict). It might be the politically correct thing to do, it might look right and make some people feel good, but that’s not what I’m here for. I just don’t see where the conflict is,” O’Rourke said.


When asked why City Council members needed to sign confidentiality agreements that they will not divulge the plan to the public or why even the names of the members of the PDNG involved in the planning process is kept hidden from the public, Council member Robert O’Rourke, son in law of Bill Sanders told El Paso internet magazine Newspaper Tree:

"There will be a process to bring people in. You can’t do something this big with everyone involved up front or we’d still be talking about what we’re going to do. So we get the advice and sit down and figure out how to implement it and then start bringing in the partners," he said. "If you brought in every single stakeholder from day one there would be so many special interests pulling it apart you’d never be able to keep it together."

O’Rourke,  is a member of the Paso del Norte Group. He said he did not feel it was a conflict for him to vote on the issue.
"I’m not really an active member. I’m a dues-paying member but I haven’t been able to attend a meeting since I got on the council," O’Rourke said. He did not disclose his membership, he said, "because the Paso del Norte Group isn’t getting anything out of this. I feel that the group is helping us get something done we wouldn’t have been able to get done ourselves."

(Source: christinefriar)

from:  http://www.pasodelsur.com/news/plantimeline.html
The Verde Group—Paso Del Norte Group Plan for South El Paso, Downtown and the border region 
2003 October—Bill Sanders is invited to redevelop downtown El Paso by El Paso mayor and group of developers. December—Sanders forms the Verde Group and Paso Del Norte Group in El Paso.
2004 January—Verde Group obtains millions of gallons of water rights for Santa Teresa binational development project without any public process thanks to governor Richardson’s intervention.
2005 February 15—City of El Paso votes approves contract with PDNG to create downtown redevelopment plan. City Council grants them $250,000.
September 13—City grants PDNG an extension to develop plan. Representative O’Rourke defends plan secrecy otherwise residents and small business owners would “tear it apart and you’d never be able to keep it together.”
2006 March 31—The PDNG Plan is unveiled by William Sanders and theCity Council at the Plaza Theater before an audience of enthusiastic business leaders on the same day of a large immigrant rights march on Cesar Chavez day.
April 12—Bill Sanders tells 500 downtown businessmen eminent domain will be used if they refuse to sell. O’Rourke says he has no conflict of interest because his father in law does not own property in the development zone.
April 13—Sanders and O’Rourke face stiff opposition from South El Paso residents at Armijo Park meeting May—City holds meetings to sell plan to the public. Most people there speak out against the plan. Police have to intervene to stop protests.
April 19—City Manager Joyce Wilson sends her staff an email instructing them how to “downplay” displacement, “neutralize the losers” and “pacify” the opposition.
May 25—More 250 Southside residents organized by La Campaña and Sin Fronteras farmworker center meet at Senior Citizens center to defend their neighborhood.
June 7—El Paso Catholic Diocese writes an open letter to City Council declaring the plan as unjust and divisive.
July 10—Council votes to postpone use of eminent domain until 2008 for owners whodo not wish to sell.
July 19—The Glass Beach marketing study that adopts racist imagery to support the PDNG plan is approved by City Council.
October 5—City Planning Commission approves PDNG plan, increases “redevelopment zone” to 168 acres from original 127.5.
October 6—Bill Sanders changes his mind and states he will invest his own money after all at the behest of mayor.
October 11—City Ethics Commission refuses to hear evidence of O’Rourke’s conflict of interest.
October 26—200 citizens organized by Korean business owners march against eminent domain abuse.
October 31—City Hall votes 5 to 3 to accept the PDNG plan.
November 8—Sanders sets up Borderplex REIT to buy up downtown and South El Paso property. You must have a net worth of a million dollars to invest in downtown REIT. 
December 18—City pass the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone that declares entire redevelopment zone as blighted. 2007
February 10—Inauguration of historic mural in the Sacred Heart gym. About a thousand people attend cultural resistance festival. March—PDNG member indicted for 250 million dollar coupon fraud scheme.
March 31-More than 400 people chant “El Segundo Barrio no se vende!” at the Cesar Chavez march.
April 4—Several artists are banned from La Fe clinic cultural center by executive director-PDNG executive member because they oppose the plan.
April 7—National Chicano organization denounces the El Paso downtown-Segundo Barrio redevelopment plan.
May 4—Texas Observer publishes article by Eileen Welsome titled “Eminent Disaster: A cabal of politicians and profiteers targets an El Paso barrio.”
May 9—El Paso Times poll shows 62% of El Pasoans oppose the use of eminent domain for the PDNG plan. July—FBI investigations shows corruption is rampant at the city and county level in El Paso. Ten of the targets of the FBI belong to the PDNG.
November 19—UTEP forum connects the struggles of Lomas del Poleo and Segundo Barrio. The Binational Coalition Against Displacement and Dispossession is created between residents of two communities.
November 24—Groups respond to City reps comments that binational connection is “intellectually dishonest.”
December 6—TIRZ board votes to expand the “redevelopment zone” to 302 acres.
December 20—Cross border alliance expands. Las Cruces, El Paso and Juarez activists meet in Las Cruces to find common ground in their struggle against dispossession and displacement.
December 21—PDNG banker pleads guilty to bribing city and countil officials. He has obtained more than 1.5 billion dollars worth of contracts from the city.
2008 January 9—PDNG unveils “Promatura,” city-funded study supporting its gated communities in Santa Teresa.
January 15—Simultaneous protests for the Segundo Barrio and Lomas del Poleo take place before consulates in Juarez and El Paso.
January 29—Segundo Barrio residents try to speak before City Council to support ordinance that will limit eminent domain only to particular blighted properties, not entire areas. City Rep Robert O’Rourke casts deciding vote not to let them speak and against the ordinance, despite admitted conflict of interest.
February 5—Residents return to City Council to support the ordinance and denounce O’Rourke conflict of interest. The City takes no action. March 8—The North American Human Rights Delegation Connects Displacement at Lomas del Poleo with the Segundo Barrio.

from:  http://www.pasodelsur.com/news/plantimeline.html

The Verde Group—Paso Del Norte Group Plan for South El Paso, Downtown and the border region

2003 October—Bill Sanders is invited to redevelop downtown El Paso by El Paso mayor and group of developers. December—Sanders forms the Verde Group and Paso Del Norte Group in El Paso.

2004 January—Verde Group obtains millions of gallons of water rights for Santa Teresa binational development project without any public process thanks to governor Richardson’s intervention.

2005 February 15—City of El Paso votes approves contract with PDNG to create downtown redevelopment plan. City Council grants them $250,000.

September 13—City grants PDNG an extension to develop plan. Representative O’Rourke defends plan secrecy otherwise residents and small business owners would “tear it apart and you’d never be able to keep it together.”

2006 March 31—The PDNG Plan is unveiled by William Sanders and theCity Council at the Plaza Theater before an audience of enthusiastic business leaders on the same day of a large immigrant rights march on Cesar Chavez day.

April 12—Bill Sanders tells 500 downtown businessmen eminent domain will be used if they refuse to sell. O’Rourke says he has no conflict of interest because his father in law does not own property in the development zone.

April 13—Sanders and O’Rourke face stiff opposition from South El Paso residents at Armijo Park meeting May—City holds meetings to sell plan to the public. Most people there speak out against the plan. Police have to intervene to stop protests.

April 19—City Manager Joyce Wilson sends her staff an email instructing them how to “downplay” displacement, “neutralize the losers” and “pacify” the opposition.

May 25—More 250 Southside residents organized by La Campaña and Sin Fronteras farmworker center meet at Senior Citizens center to defend their neighborhood.

June 7—El Paso Catholic Diocese writes an open letter to City Council declaring the plan as unjust and divisive.

July 10—Council votes to postpone use of eminent domain until 2008 for owners whodo not wish to sell.

July 19—The Glass Beach marketing study that adopts racist imagery to support the PDNG plan is approved by City Council.

October 5—City Planning Commission approves PDNG plan, increases “redevelopment zone” to 168 acres from original 127.5.

October 6—Bill Sanders changes his mind and states he will invest his own money after all at the behest of mayor.

October 11—City Ethics Commission refuses to hear evidence of O’Rourke’s conflict of interest.

October 26—200 citizens organized by Korean business owners march against eminent domain abuse.

October 31—City Hall votes 5 to 3 to accept the PDNG plan.

November 8—Sanders sets up Borderplex REIT to buy up downtown and South El Paso property. You must have a net worth of a million dollars to invest in downtown REIT.

December 18—City pass the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone that declares entire redevelopment zone as blighted. 2007

February 10—Inauguration of historic mural in the Sacred Heart gym. About a thousand people attend cultural resistance festival. March—PDNG member indicted for 250 million dollar coupon fraud scheme.

March 31-More than 400 people chant “El Segundo Barrio no se vende!” at the Cesar Chavez march.

April 4—Several artists are banned from La Fe clinic cultural center by executive director-PDNG executive member because they oppose the plan.

April 7—National Chicano organization denounces the El Paso downtown-Segundo Barrio redevelopment plan.

May 4—Texas Observer publishes article by Eileen Welsome titled “Eminent Disaster: A cabal of politicians and profiteers targets an El Paso barrio.”

May 9—El Paso Times poll shows 62% of El Pasoans oppose the use of eminent domain for the PDNG plan. July—FBI investigations shows corruption is rampant at the city and county level in El Paso. Ten of the targets of the FBI belong to the PDNG.

November 19—UTEP forum connects the struggles of Lomas del Poleo and Segundo Barrio. The Binational Coalition Against Displacement and Dispossession is created between residents of two communities.

November 24—Groups respond to City reps comments that binational connection is “intellectually dishonest.”

December 6—TIRZ board votes to expand the “redevelopment zone” to 302 acres.

December 20—Cross border alliance expands. Las Cruces, El Paso and Juarez activists meet in Las Cruces to find common ground in their struggle against dispossession and displacement.

December 21—PDNG banker pleads guilty to bribing city and countil officials. He has obtained more than 1.5 billion dollars worth of contracts from the city.

2008 January 9—PDNG unveils “Promatura,” city-funded study supporting its gated communities in Santa Teresa.

January 15—Simultaneous protests for the Segundo Barrio and Lomas del Poleo take place before consulates in Juarez and El Paso.

January 29—Segundo Barrio residents try to speak before City Council to support ordinance that will limit eminent domain only to particular blighted properties, not entire areas. City Rep Robert O’Rourke casts deciding vote not to let them speak and against the ordinance, despite admitted conflict of interest.

February 5—Residents return to City Council to support the ordinance and denounce O’Rourke conflict of interest. The City takes no action. March 8—The North American Human Rights Delegation Connects Displacement at Lomas del Poleo with the Segundo Barrio.