Monday, August 28, 2006

Way Back When

Way back when EdinburgPolitics.com allowed free discussion amongst their members, I made a comment that Joe Ochoa was a starter and Richard Garcia was a finisher. The evidence was clear that under the Ochoa administration, many projects were started. They did not always pay off for the city, but at least he had the entrepreneurieal spirit to try something. The Garcia administration, on the other hand, was able to take what was handed to them and run with it to make a profit.

I have reports from Edinburg insiders that tell me that Joe Ochoa has spent the time since his re-election looking for faults in the Garcia administration rather than working on his own ideas. This is no criticism of the previous administration. I would like, however, to point out to the current structure that they need to get a move on. They can only blame Richard Garcia for so much before the accusations start to smell.

I'm not telling the mayor that he's full of it. I'm simply letting him know that it's time to come up with new ideas again. Going back to the initial statement, Joe Ochoa is a starter. He has that spark that makes him gamble with city money. Sometimes it pays off, sometimes it doesn't. In any case, he should go back to what he does best. If it works, he'll get re-elected. If it doesn't work, he'll simply be replaced by somebody who can clean up his mess. With any luck, he'll actually move Edinburg forward. However, he can't do that by blaming Richard Garcia.
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