There may not be any endorsements today, but there's still some local election news, starting with this piece on City Council At Large #1 and its frontrunner, Peter Brown. I just want to point out this bit of muddled thinking from candidate Roy Morales:
Morales said he doesn't support the position of Mayor Bill White and the Police Department that immigration enforcement should be handled by federal authorities. He said the city should work with them to enforce the laws, including detaining undocumented people to await deportation, but it shouldn't use racial profiling.
"We've got to think all this out," he said, adding that the city should seek solutions with county and federal authorities. "We owe it to our citizens to try," he said.
Over in District I, the Alvarado Diploma Dustup gets a second day in the news cycle.
UH Communications Director Eric Gerber on Monday said he was prohibited by privacy laws from providing detailed information about Alvarado. But he released a statement saying that in 1999, numerous UH requirements for a bachelor of arts degree were revised. The writing proficiency exam was dropped.
"Since that time, students who had enrolled under earlier degree plans have been allowed to petition to waive this obsolete requirement," Gerber said in the statement. "Such requirements are routinely approved."