Doesn't Like Hays County Commissioner Conley

RECEIVED Tue., Jan. 2, 2007

Dear Editor,
    Hays County Precinct 3 Commissioner Will Conley owns Conley Car Wash in San Marcos. Many folks are asking: Who owns Commissioner Will Conley?
    Since the stunning November loss of a Commissioners Court majority that bulldozed special interest projects through the court at the expense of the average citizen, Conley’s desperate efforts to deliver pre-election commitments have become apparent.
    Before County Judge-elect Liz Sumter was even seated, Conley was bad-mouthing her in an effort to salvage his special interest Loop 110 segment that will benefit two of Conley’s major campaign contributors, developers Terry Gilmore and Randall Morris and several engineering firms, including Houston-based Dannenbaum Engineering.
    Conley, who raised more than $75,000 in campaign contributions, primarily from those who stand to benefit from the Loop 110 project in Precinct 1, knows the new court recognizes the folly of saddling county taxpayers with an expensive road to nowhere for the benefit of Conley’s campaign contributors.
    A portion of the proposed Loop 110 segment lies within the San Marcos city limits, and the whole development area will be annexed in the future, leaving the new road cost for county residents to pay.
    Conley, the new, self-proclaimed county road czar is desperate to salvage shadow tolling, because without it Conley can’t deliver on his commitments.
Charles O’Dell, Ph.D.
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