By Ron Martin
Ethics & Leadership
What are ethics and why should we care?
My belief is that if you act ethically in your private life, then what you do in public will also be ethical in nature. It’s easy to act ethical when everyone is watching you, but the true test is what you do when nobody is watching you. I have listed several definitions of ethics which I think CERTAIN CITY OFFICIALS should review and put to the test within their own professions.
The El Paso Municipal Police Officers Association is neither for nor against any of the numerous Quality of Life Projects that the City of El Paso is in the process of implementing. The new projects will force the City to increase our staffing to what it should be or what it was over 12 years ago. One good thing, which did come from the legal and political battle over the ball park, was the release of emails from elected and high ranking City Officials. It’s an eye opening three thousand pages of documents made up of emails that I think the City Manager and certain City Council members never thought in their wildest dreams would ever see the light of day. I know they never thought that the public or the people that the emails targeted would ever read them.
I have read all 3,000 plus documents, which took a few months, but was well worth it. So far that’s all the City has released but I am also waiting for additional private emails to be released which the City of El Paso has refused to do and are now suing the Texas Attorney General to keep them secret. I can only imagine what they will say after reading the ones that the City didn’t fight to hide!! I have attached all the emails that pertain to the Police Department or the Police Association because it’s an eye opener on what the City Manager thinks of us and our organization. The information is also important to you because they affect your profession. I will not address certain juvenile or unprofessional remarks or emails sent from certain City Council members because that is up to the voters to read and figure out if they want them reelected to office or not. My concern is the emails directed at us or about us from the City Manager who is not elected and works for us.
They are listed in PDF Documents with a title that represents what they are about or discussing within the email streams. Please see PDF Files Below by clicking View Archive boton:
All the documents are listed and all 3,000 can be read at, http://www.chucoleaks.org/, if you think I am over reacting. It is disturbing reading emails that are sent by a City Employee during City Council Meetings, directing certain council members on what to say and do during an open public meeting. One email was so bad the City Manager told a representative to say it was her idea and not to say it came from her. Please read some of them and make up your mind for yourself!
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