Friday, July 10, 2020
sweetwater commissioners gather for a meeting in 2014

The Average Age of a Sweetwater Politician is 63.25 Years Old

Too old to serve? A number of politicians in Sweetwater are past their prime.

Jose Diaz Campaign Contributions and Expenditures

A brief overview of contributions to and expenses by a political organization linked to the Diaz Campaign, Government For Transparency, an “Electioneering Communications Organization” which briefly existed in 2013-2014

Candidate Contributions & Expenses Summary

In our findings, Orlando Lopez has the fundraising lead among mayoral candidates and Prisca Barreto has a lead over all candidates for commissioner.
Jose M. Diaz Campaign HQ in 107 Avenue on 5/3/2015

Ousted Sweetwater Mayoral Candidate’s Campaign Creating Voter Confusion

An atmosphere of confusion abounds in Sweetwater mayoral elections as all the signs of an active campaign are still visible to voters
Updated 5/6/15:Diaz admits - View Video

Candidate Analysis: Saul Diaz

Group 7 candidate for City Commissioner shares his response to our candidates questionnaire. We also provide brief analysis on this candidate.
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Only One Department Director Submitted For Ratification

Too few applicants for department director positions; Police Chief Placido Diaz is the only department head submitted for ratification by Mayor Orlando Lopez
Sweetwater police mrap vehicle 2014

FDLE Still Investigating Sweetwater PD – “Could Take Months”

An FDLE visit that was supposed to last a few days has lasted weeks and might take months, this according to the Interim Sweetwater Police Chief.
jorge mas canosa youth center sweetwater 2015

Sweetwater Commission Meeting Preview: 7-29-15

Tonight's commission meeting includes the topic of the ratification of department heads.

Sweetwater Commission Meeting Preview: December 2015

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Notable topics planned for tonight's public meeting include residential parking permits, payments to vendors and exceptions for code enforcement violations
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Watch: Sweetwater Commissioners React to Questions About Legal Appeal

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Sweetwater Commissioners were unable to give a straight answer on their continued spending for litigation.