Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Texas: Petitions handed in for three Sinton City Council members
Three Sinton City Council members are facing recall threats as they continue to attempt to fire the city manager. Petitioners have already handed in signatures and are waiting for validation.
The council members, Linda Guzman Alaniz, Michelle Soliz and Eloy Lopez, have complained that the Manager Jackie Knox (who has been there for 15 years) "created an atmosphere of distrust and wasn't communicating effectively with them."
The recall petitioners claim that the three council members are "displaying unfamiliarity with the city charter, not providing satisfactory reasons for wanting to fire Knox, conducting city business outside public meetings, and hiring City Attorney Juan Perales against the wishes of citizens." The members also tried to push forward a controversial wind turbine project at Sinton High School that was ultimately cancelled.