Best Short-circuit Of An Eud Sale By A Councilmember

Ronney Reynolds

Last August, Ronney Reynolds unplugged Bruce Todd's privatization dreams for the Electric Utility Department while plugging his own 1997 mayoral bid. In a press conference, Reynolds told lobbyists to stop banking on the deal -- a direct shot at Todd's father-in-law, his former co-worker, and his campaign consultant, all three of whom work for a major EUD suitor, Texas Utilities. The rest of the council followed Reynolds' lead, and it may have been the most successful political maneuver of the year -- putting the brakes on yet another boy-who-cried-emergency situation, while appearing thoughtfully mayoral.

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