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Audit focus of special council meeting

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Wilson County News
June 8, 2012, 12:49pm
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FLORESVILLE -- Floresville city councilmen John W. Guerrero and Mario Morones want clarification on the city’s recently released 2011 fiscal year audit. On June 6, the two informed City Secretary Margaret Aranda that they wanted to schedule a special meeting of the city council for Monday, June 11.

Guerrero, who voted against accepting the audit report after it was presented May 30, said he wanted to be able to review the 69-page report and ask questions. He also wants to know what city officials are doing to correct the concerns cited by auditor Patricia K. Wagner, and if staffing changes need to be made.

Morones, who was not present at the May 30 meeting, raised objections over not having sufficient time to review the lengthy audit report prior to being asked to approve it. He believes the council owes it to the citizens to obtain clarification and allay their concerns.

As of 1:30 p.m. June 8, the city’s website makes no mention of the special meeting. Responding to a question about when or if the agenda would be posted, Aranda said, “As I do with all meetings, the notice will be posted 72 hours before the scheduled time of meeting.”

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Brenna Presnall  
Floresville, TX  
June 12, 2012 3:49pm
Does the city post the meeting minutes publicly? And where can I find them?

Small Town Girl  
June 12, 2012 3:42pm
As you can read, there is a lot of disappointment that has been voiced over Gomez and Castillo not attending the special called council meeting. I wonder how they will behave tonight at the budget workshop. Just have to wait ... More ›

Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
June 12, 2012 1:16pm
We all want to know what Mrs Castillo has to say, either she has no conscious or is guilty of being part of the money crimes. She moved back to Floresville in order to run for office and help clean up the mess little d created ... More ›

Fed Up With Arrogance  
Sin City  
June 12, 2012 12:47pm
So Mrs. Castillo, what kept you from attending? Guess you are not the little savior you promised the citizens of Floresville you were going to be. And if you discussed not going to the meeting with any of your cohorts, you violated ... More ›

Chris Johnson  
June 12, 2012 10:35am
Isnt there some rule about councilmen having to attend meetings, and if they miss X number of meetings in a row then they will be removed from the council? If so, can Mr. Morones and Mr. Guerrero call another special meeting ... More ›

June 12, 2012 9:51am
Being an elected official is no fun at times. But as an elected official, you have to do things you may not like. To simply play politics, and not respect your fellow council members, on an issue they feel important, from a humanistic ... More ›

Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
June 12, 2012 9:06am
Mr Gomez and Mrs Castillo, Im sure you read these post. Just want to hear your side as to why you both were no shows? What was more important then answering questions by the same folks who voted you into office? Have you seen ... More ›

Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
June 12, 2012 8:30am
A sleeping giant is being awakened by the incompetence, lack of qualification and arrogance shown by the Mayor, City Manager, and their puppet council members. The electorate is who they work for and who they will ultimately ... More ›

The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
June 11, 2012 2:18pm
Nice post Puzzled. I was beginning to think those shock treatments had worked.

Small Town Girl  
June 11, 2012 12:41pm
We all remember what happened to Richard Nixon. The cover up was worse than the crime. When the forensic audit is completed, I will feel sorry for anybody that may have taken any money. They should and will be prosecuted.

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