County Judge Veronica Escobar says her effort of hiring a county administrator was to help reduce spending at the County.
Well, you do not need a county administrator to identify this particular wasteful expense.
Your tax dollars are being used by El Paso County to pay for an out-of-town social media consultant:
That consultant happens to be Martin Paredes (he posted the above copy of his check on his website).
The same Martin Paredes that rails against Veronica Escobar and Commissioner Vincent Perez's girlfriend, City Representative Claudia Ordaz.
The taxpayer has a right to know why the Commissioners Court is paying Martin Paredes.
Was there an open bid process? Do you know?
Was there a local bidder? If so, why were they passed up?
I mean I know of guy that is as talented as Paredes and he is local...Jaime Abeytia.
But forget all that.
Let's get right down to it.
While Escobar and Perez are having a hard time having their way with the UMC Board, here's an area where Escobar and Perez should be in complete control.
This should be an agenda item to see how Martin got this gig with the County.
Maybe it is a holdover from the Cobos era.
I guess Veronica is not done cleaning house yet.