Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Texas: Sinton city council recall goes to the courts
Sinton is joining a host of other cities throughout the country in failing to put a recall on the ballot, necessitating judicial intervention. Petitions were handed in to recall three Sinton city council members Eloy Lopez, Linda Guzman-Alaniz and Michelle Soliz. According to the council members, the petitions didn't state a reason, though the petitioner says that the petitions were specific (members weren't following their oaths).
The actual basis of the recall appears to be the decision to fire City Manager Jackie Knox, displaying unfamiliarity with the city charter and hiring the City Attorney.