Houston Council Member Calls for Texas Rangers to Investigate Mayor Turner’s Housing Department

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  • Source: The Texan
  • 10/28/2021
Following a city council vote to delay hiring an outside investigator Wednesday, Houston Councilman Greg Travis formally called for the Texas Rangers to investigate allegations surrounding the city’s contracting for affordable housing.“

The residents of Houston deserve to have the many questions about this project answered,” wrote Travis in a letter addressed to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Last month, Housing and Community Development Director Tom McCasland jolted the Houston City Council when he accused Mayor Sylvester Turner and his administration of rigging bids to favor a company with ties to Turner’s longtime law partner Barry Barnes. 

“I’m being forced to participate in a charade that this was a competitive process when I know it was not a competitive process, and I’m being forced to ask my teammates to participate in that charade. And that’s not something we can do and that’s not something we will do,” McCasland reportedly told the city council. 
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