Star-Telegram article on the Haltom City EDC fiasco this week is much more telling than the last. Finally. Maybe the residents over there can get some help, they've needed it since at least 2004, when a current councilmember initiated the recall. Yes, he was on the EDC too.
Rumor has it, due to this information, there was a write in candidate for Mayor. Since the only candidate to file spent years on the EDC as well.
Attend the meeting tonight at 6:30 at the old library. It should be enlightening.
Haltom City's Economic Development Corp. is listed as owing $2.3 million in delinquent property taxes -- a figure more than four times the amount that the staff reported at a council meeting last month.
But Councilman David Averitt wants the seven-member development corporation board, which includes Mayor Bill Lanford, to resign immediately. He has also made requests to the Texas comptroller's office and the Tarrant County district attorney to investigate the development corporation.
Lanford likened Haltom City political tensions to a war that won't end. He traces it to the city's recall election of 2004.
The corporation owns 40 properties with a book value of $6.2 million. The properties were acquired as far back as 2004.