Wednesday, July 15, 2009

FBN: Judge Orders City To Turn Over Communications Of Mayor Owen In Largest Eminent Domain Case In Fort Bend County History! --click the title link--


"...there was no required “public necessity” for condemning the property, an act it has called “merely a pretext to confer a private benefit on particular private parties, including the mayor and a number of city council members.” (Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen and councilors Jerry Wyatt, Brent Holaja and Buddy Jimerson all live in Quail Valley)...."


"...Failure by the city to produce email has also hampered QVCC’s ability to take “key depositions,” Breeding said in court filings.

QVCC intended to depose Mayor Owen on July 10, but was told by a city attorney that email to and from Owen probably wouldn’t be available by that date.

“Communications reflecting a purpose for condemning the property that is contrary to the city’s stated purpose will create a fact issue on QVCC’s affirmative defense” Breeding argued. “Because no communications with Mayor Owen have been produced, QVCC was forced to pass his deposition. The city has not provided a date by which it will produce the responsive communications.

Follow the title link above for this evolving story that has cost Missouri City taxpayers thousands in legal costs to pursue when in all probability this case could have been settled by an outright market purchase of the course and for much less than the current boondoggle!




Question: Do you trust Allen Owen, mayor of Missouri City, TX, to represent you rather than his Houston corporate backers?




3%  participating said yes  (n20)


91%  participating said no  (n573)


6%  participating responded not sure  (n39)


(N) sample =  632


Stay tuned as more surveys for coming elections are posted!

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