Multi-million dollar Dallas airport contract approved, Costello negligent in Stormwater plan, Austin City council mulls $300M affordable housing plan

Texas Monitor Week in Review 04/15/18

Stormwater engineering negligence in Riverstone; Multi-million dollar dallas airport contract ok'd in Dallas; Harris County Treasurer claims no public money was used in dominatrix scheme; Austin City Council mulls $300M affordable housing plan.

Posted by The Texas Monitor on Sunday, April 15, 2018

A lawsuit filed by hundreds of residents of the master-planned Riverstone community in Sugar Land that was flooded during Hurricane Harvey claims that engineering firm, Costello Inc., acted negligently in designing its stormwater management system.

The Dallas City Council narrowly approved a 39-year contract at the city-owned Dallas Executive Airport to a company operated by a former member of the city’s economic development staff.

The Harris County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez in the wake of the arrest of a top employee in his office for theft — allegedly to pay off ‘Mistress Cindy,’ an online dominatrix who the employee said was blackmailing him — that “there’s never been an allegation of one penny missing from this office.”

Three Austin City Council members want taxpayers in November to sign off on borrowing $300 million for an affordable housing initiative.

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