Stiles: Slumlord-Rep. Vo urged HPD to ease up on his slums
The Chronicle's Matt Stiles posts tonight that in February, Slumlord-Representative Hubert Vo sent an interesting letter to HPD assistant police chief Dorothy Edwards, who oversees Neighborhood Protection.
In the letter, Slumlord-Representative Vo accused certain officers of "using their authority to harass and issue tickets instead of working with the apartment managers" among other things.
And as Stiles points out, Vo sent the letter not on personal or company letterhead, but on his official Texas House of Representatives letterhead! Prominently displayed at the bottom of the letterhead is the fact that Slumlord-Representative Vo is on the Law Enforcement Committee.
Nothing like trying* to use your elected position of power to intimidate local law enforcement to the benefit of your private enterprise. For a relative newcomer to politics, the Slumlord-Representative catches on fast!
* Or, at the very least, giving the appearance of doing so.