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Floresville councilmen force showdown
FLORESVILLE -- New business for the city of Floresville came to a halt last week as two consecutive city council meetings failed to muster a quorum.
The Floresville City Council had a public hearing set for Aug. 21 and a regular meeting scheduled for Aug. 23. Absent from both meetings were councilmen John Guerrero and Mario Morones.
“Since the public hearing was missed, we will most likely not meet our obligation to the charter for having our budget passed,” said City Manager Andy Joslin Aug. 23.
In the event the city does not approve a budget, it must automatically revert to operating on the previous year’s budget, according to state law.
Items on the agenda for the regular meeting included the appointment of a replacement for the unexpired term of former Councilman Johnnie R. Gomez, who resigned to run for mayor in the November general election, and the approval of an interlocal agreement with the Floresville Economic Development Corp. for the maintenance of the proposed sports complex. Read more about the quorum issues below.
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