Commissioner Pepe Diaz's stupid proposal that I reported on yesterday that said: "WHEREAS, this Board wishes to provide each commissioner the ability to establish a trust fund for the collection of tax-deductible private sector contributions for such public purpose projects in the commissioner’s district" almost died for lack of a second.
Audrey Edmonson voted for it. Apparently Joe Martinez was out of the room during the vote (probably talking to a lobbyist) and when he returned he said he wanted to second it. After a legal opinion, the lawyers said it could be heard again next Committee meeting so it is on the Agenda for next month and with a second now, there will be a discussion. I figure they have Edmonson, Diaz, Martinez, Seijas (who probably thought it up), Rolle, Souto and maybe Sosa. Could be a close one if it gets out of Committee.