They sure do seem to like flushing their money away in Farmers Branch.
The Farmers Branch City Council will spend nearly a half-million dollars more to cover the cost of legal fees incurred by two groups that have challenged the city's ordinances on illegal immigration.
Since 2006 to Tuesday's council decision, the city has spent about $2 million on legal fees related to illegal immigration.
Mayor Tim O'Hare and attorney Pete Smith declined to comment on the mediated settlement of $250,000 with the Villas at Parkside Partners and $220,000 with Alfredo Vasquez and the American Civil Liberties Union.
"We are grateful to have settled the matter of attorneys' fees in our first case against the city of Farmers Branch. Now we can concentrate on current litigation," said Lisa Graybill, legal director of the ACLU of Texas.
What's funny about this is that the same type of people who bitch and moan about every penny the city of Houston wants to spend on this program or that seem to be just fine with Farmers Branch spending its money in this fashion. I guess it's all a matter of what your priorities are.Posted by Charles Kuffner on April 17, 2009 to National news