Image: Kilo the Dog visited Bill O’Sullivan, the “Sage” of Montgomery County, on Monday, September 9, 2019, at TIRR Memorial Hermann where O’Sullivan is recovering from brain surgery resulting from an accidental fall three weeks ago.
The Woodlands, September 11 – Bill O’Sullivan, Montgomery County’s “Sage,” spoke the truth about the San Jacinto River Authority (SJRA) from his hospital bed at TIRR Memorial Hermann where he is recovering from brain surgery resulting from an accidental fall at home three weeks ago.
SJRA is spending a fortune in legal fees to fight a simple Public Information Act request to obtain some engineering plans about which SJRA bragged in a September 8, 2017, press release and about which SJRA General Manager Jace Houston testified during a hearing in October, 2017, before the Senate Agriculture Committee in New Caney. The Public Information Act request merely sought the plans, which SJRA contends are within its so-called “Emergency Action Plan” or EAP.
On October 17, 2017, The Golden Hammer and its Publisher filed suit against SJRA to force the state agency to provide the EAP with respect to the portions that contain downstream peak flow modeling.
On February 22, 2019, the 284th District Court, Honorable Kristin Bays presiding, ordered SJRA to turn over a redacted version of the EAP to this newspaper and to Yollick, after the Court had made several findings of fact with respect to SJRA’s failure to make the EAP available. SJRA appealed and this newspaper and its Publisher filed a responsive brief in the Beaumont Court of Appeals on September 9, 2019. Please see “The Golden Hammer Fights Back, Files Brief In SJRA’s Appeal To Avoid Public Disclosure Of Downstream Flooding Documents,” The Golden Hammer, September 9, 2019.
From his hospital bed, O’Sullivan complimented State Senator Brandon Creighton, who has investigated numerous issues pertaining to SJRA, and sharply criticized SJRA:
“Exposure by Senator Brandon Creighton and a laser beam light of a lawsuit by the Golden Hammer 🔨, their defense is trying to prevent the exposure of their soft underbelly. Special compliments to Judge Kristin Bays who called the case.
“Things are changing and we are genuinely getting a chance. We still have to get past the Ninth and the Supreme Court. If we’re fine it’s this time. However, this is the end of the walk and the people have weapons. The disgrace that Harvey and SJRA to Kingwood calls for a fate on SJRA. We hope to see Justice.”