The Mayor cannot seem to make up his mind on why he boycotted the White House Mayors meeting. The Dallas Morning News wrote the following,
"LaRosliere, the Plano mayor, said by text that, "Key members of our USCM leadership team chose not to attend in light of the subpoena issued to a number of mayors regarding sanctuary cities and I chose to join them in their decision."
In his written statement that was read in my last video, he said he did not go to the meeting to stay neutral. In the text above he is clearly taking the side of sanctuary city Mayors. That is not staying neutral. That is the total opposite of neutral.
At the Monday, Feb 12, 2018, preliminary meeting Councilmen Ron Kelly, Anthony Ricciardelli, and Rick Smith all said how disappointed they were at the mayor's decision not to attend the White House meeting. Plano residents are also upset with the Mayor's actions. The Mayor said he has no regrets about not going to the White House. He would do it all again. He also stated that he felt it was not right and broke decorum for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue subpoenas to the sanctuary city mayors before the white house meeting. News flash Mayor, the DOJ has every right to issue subpoenas to people they want to question. The agents could have physically brought them into the DOJ for questioning if they wanted to.
The bottom line is, this issue was none of your business. Plano is not a sanctuary city. However, you made us look like one. You should have stayed out of this issue. It is your job to represent the city of Plano at all government meetings, which this was. If you cannot do that, send someone else or step down.
Your actions have lumped Plano with cities that have chosen to defy federal law. If Plano loses federal money because you decided to side with law-breaking mayors, you should reimburse Plano or resign.
This is Plano's Political Pitbull signing off.