Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Face masks, low turnout, mark Bexar Dem committee meeting

Posted By on Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Photos provide a wealth of documentary evidence, but one thing they do not transmit is smell. Consider yourself lucky. As we forecast in this week’s QueQue, dozens of Bexar County Democratic Party’s County Executive Committee were huddled inside in a Westside warehouse last night. And, yes, about five months after the first round of health complaints began to be filed by local precinct chairs, the place still reeks of solvents. Two women were wearing masks and several others were waving papers in front of their faces, and not from any demonstrable heat. Thanks to an appearance by the the Fire Department to check complaints about the building being over capacity, the warehouse door was fully raised and the cool night air settled over the room. While (again!) no one would speak to me on the record, the face masks spoke volumes. Interesting also to note from the minutes from the group’s September 7 meeting an effort was made to kill 6718 Westfield as a meeting location. Under New Business, Item E.: Ms. Krebs state the 6718 Westfield address is not approved by the [County Executive Committee]. She moved that all business cease at this location and the Chair is to examine other options. Ms. Villarrubia made the second. There was discussion in favor and against the motion. Mr. Nazaroff points out we only have $435.00 currently in the bank. A motion to end debate carried. The motion failed. As we suggested in our original post: very few people showed up, and no quorum was reached. Without sufficient numbers to do any business, it was strictly an information session. There were only 38 chairs present when I arrived at 8 p.m., but County Chair Dan Ramos told the group: “This building is not costing us a cent. So we can adjoin to meet again in a couple of weeks.” We called Ramos today, but the number listed on the group's website just rings and rings.

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