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BELTON,   T E X A S

Double Standard
This Double Standard speaks for itself. Belton City Council proclaims to represent the city equally, but selects ZERO Hispanics on C.I.P. committee.

The city council denied Marvin Lynch Equal Opportunity to develop his property – the council worked in collusion with University of Mary Hardin Baylor, creating lies, exaggerations, and new ordinance to shut-down Lynch family's effort, claiming Lynch would create flooding. May 2013 - UMHB creates severe flooding at 9th Ave. Slide show to the right shows flooding caused by UMHB football stadium and parking lots.

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9th Ave
    UMHB Football Stadium 9th Ave
UMHB Football Stadium
9th Ave
UMHB Football Stadium 9th Ave

Double Standard: North Belton drainage with limestone walls and concrete bottom vs South Belton, dirt scraped out at road side. 

Cronyism:

On February 26, 2013, City of Belton Mayor, Jim Covington, gave a history lecture about property rights in an attempt to justify their blatant disregard of original zoning guidelines and concerned neighbors in order to allow the mayor's friend to build two homes on one lot. It's no surprise that the majority of the neighbors' serious concerns fell on deaf ears and that the builder's parents own an abstract-title company downtown that officials and city council members do regular business with. In addition, the builder's brother has sat on the ethics commission since 2009 as an appointed-defender of the mayor. Lets not forget, the builder's brother also was selected to sit on the Capital Improvement Committee. The "double standard" here is that the perpetrators in management and on the council that unanimously voted in support of the mayor's family-friend, are the same accomplices who denied Lynch Family their property rights, dictating what they could and couldn't do with their property - a total contradiciton of Covington's history lecture on property rights. Since the P & Z board consists of mere buddies/brethren of the council members, this has also proven useless to redress. Whenever citizens want equal representation and fairness that our self-righteous city council has a problem with, they will either create new barriers or custom-fit ordinances for their special interests.

More South Belton Equal Representation - you pay taxes, get nothing;

University of Mary Hardin Baylor pays no taxes and gets everything

Do city council members, manager & mayor areas look like this?

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    City council, mgr & Public Work's S Belton Tar-Curb Special
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    City council, mgr & Public Work's S Belton Tar-Curb Special
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City council, mgr & Public Work's S Belton Tar-Curb Special
City council, mgr & Public Work's S Belton Tar-Curb Special

City of Belton denies Lynch Family Equal Opportunity and their right to develop their property;  Officials show favor towards the tax-exempt University of Mary Hardin Baylor

Double Standard:
Did it take over a decade for Belton City Council to respond to University Mary of Hardin Baylor's requests for drainage improvements? Why did it take so long for Belton officials to respond to Mrs. Rena Gunter?

Double Standard
It is truly sad to report this particular "Double Standard" regarding the current Belton officials, Sam Listi, David Leigh, Marion Grayson, Mayor Covington, and the rest of the gang that denied equal opportunity and equal representation to our Native American Brothers Tribal American Network.


T.A.N. had made a request to hold an annual Pow-Wow in city of Belton. However, the chamber of commerce (pres. stephenie obanion) and officials, attached to each other and  their affiliations, found every excuse to deny the Native Americans right to use Belton parks.


One excuse was that 'moccassins will ruin the grass' - the same grass-area where the annual Fourth of July carnival sets-up their equipment and the public tramples all over the grass. Another request made by T.A.N. was that traffic in Confederate Park be blocked so it was under control - denied. They asked for small bleachers - denied. They requested porta-potties, that too was too much to ask for.

 

Belton Chamber of Commerce and officials also created a stipulation that Native Americans must use hotels in Belton if they were wanting to be supported by the Chamber of Commerce.


Finally after the shutdown, Mayor Bill Jones of Temple Texas rescued the entire effort by opening the Temple Texas doors for T.A.N. to hold the Pow Wow at Temple Tractor Grounds off of Industrial Park Drive - with Geronimo's grandson officiating as special guest.


Will Belton officials and chamber block traffic for University of Mary Hardin Baylor for their football games in their new mega-million dollar football stadium? We'll have to wait and see just who officials truly see as equals. The following info. is dedicated to our Native American brothers across the United States of America: Images were taken at Temple Tractor Grounds, 2007, Temple, Texas.

Tribal American Network President, Rafael 'Tallbear' Montez, life-long Belton resident, challenging City Manager Sam Listi and Belton City Council in public comments to correct statements made in press as well as mistreatment of T.A.N. and associated costs - Click Audio to the right.

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