On the day after Houston voters passed pay parity for firefighters, Tony Buzbee offers free legal services to any Houston Firefighter that is attacked by Sylvester Turner. You really didn’t think that you would get a break from elections, did you?
HOUSTON, Nov. 7, 2018/ — Results are now in for Prop B and voters have spoken in favor of our city’s firefighters. Our current mayor campaigned hard against them in this election, spending over $500,000 of campaign funds to fight the proposition—and all they seek is equal pay. Prob B should have never been on the ballot in the first place.
In his continued movement against firefighters, today the mayor asked Chief Pena to restructure the Houston Fire Department and go from four to three shifts, as well as announced a hiring freeze of classified firefighters, allegedly as a means to absorb costs.
However, in advance of this election, our mayor convinced City Council to authorize up to $1.3 million to pay lawyers—his buddies—to fight our firefighters in court in the event that they won this election. The money is there, just not for the firefighters. This has to stop. A mayor should never pit firefighters against the city he governs, nor against the police force. This demonstrates a potential and disgraceful waste of tax payer money.
This situation needs to be defused—NOW. I am going to call the mayor today and strongly encourage him to work out a deal with our firefighters and the City, without a lawsuit. I’ve handled more litigation than anyone in this city, and I’m willing to step in and personally work this out for the best interests of our city and on behalf of our firefighters, without charge.
There is absolutely no reason to waste taxpayer money on litigation.
SOURCE The Buzbee Law Firm
You might have missed Buzbee’s announcement because there was another election happening. Who is advising him? Anyways, he’s taking full advantage of this one. I mean, what firefighter would pass up a chance to be represented for free by a guy that parked a tank in River Oaks? Can’t beat the publicity.
I should have known something was up when I got a request out of the blue this summer to help him with a problem. I did because it seemed like the right thing to do. I might have done something differently if I had known his intentions..
Who is Tony Buzbee? About all I know about him is that he represented former Gov. Rick Perry when the nutcase DA in Travis County indicted him. And the tank. And a few other things that are curious.
I’m on record saying that all sane people should coalesce behind Bill King and get rid of Sylvester Tuner. King has been doing the heavy lifting and I don’t recall Buzbee stepping up to the plate before he decided to run for Mayor.
But, I’m going to try and interview him. Hopefully this isn’t a lark trying to boost his marketing (think Eric Dick here) and he is serious about the issues and the campaign.
No rest for the (weary) voters.