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Mayor Tejada sues Floresville council members

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Wilson County News
September 7, 2012, 4:46pm
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FLORESVILLE -- Mayor Daniel Tejada has filed a lawsuit in district court against Floresville councilmen Jesse C. Flores, Mario Morones, John Guerrero, and Sherry Castillo. The suit states that their absences from recent scheduled city council meetings, resulting in the failure to muster a quorum, has limited “... the ability of the city to function, namely to set a budget and collect taxes, and this will cause immediate and irreparable harm to the residents of the city. No adequate remedy exists at law directing council members to appear as a quorum ...”

The defendants listed are ordered to appear Thursday, Sept. 13, in district court, to show cause “... as to why their presence should not be mandated at the next city council meetings to fulfill the obligations of their office under the city charter ...” and the oaths they took to uphold the charter.

The suit also outlines actions that could result from the council’s failure to muster a quorum and attend to city business. Items pending council attention include:

•Annexation of the recreation corridor -- which includes the Floresville Event Center

•Adoption of the city’s ad valorem tax rate and budget for the new fiscal year. The suit states the city will be “in breach of state law and unable to collect any tax revenue.”

The suit seeks to compel the councilmen “... to attend city council meetings pursuant to the terms of the city charter ...”

For more on this, read the Sept. 12 print edition of the Wilson County News.

Your Opinions and Comments

Down town resident  
September 12, 2012 10:12am
Also you are a fool and everybody else who thinks we will be bankrupt in a few years ,that is simply wrong information.Floresville has been in much harder times and no money flowing in,simply but you are trying to scare people ... More ›

Down town resident  
September 12, 2012 10:05am
When I say you are a coward ,It's about you talking about his girls his life! I really hope people read and understand the words of sheer hate,and unkindness you put in your blogs because you have shown this election is much ... More ›

Concerned Resident  
September 12, 2012 5:20am
In the Know, I would like to know why you feel the need to bring up Councilman Flores' daughters? You did this twice, in fact the first post almost sounded like a threat to them by you. WCN should remove your post. They have ... More ›

Be Careful  
Floresville, TX  
September 11, 2012 9:57pm
Airborne, Joslin may not know how to count to 5; but he knows how to make $80,000/year. I think he is highest paid government employee in Wilson County. Even with pay raise the commissioners only make $56k. Proves the old ... More ›

In the know  
September 11, 2012 9:39pm
DTR, I am not a coward when I say this. Nuestra gente got us where we are today, TEJADA, CASTILLO, FLORES AND GOMEZ. GENTE DE FLORESVILLE, do you want to be bankrupt in a few years? We are tired of the Mayor's lies. Listen ... More ›

Down town resident  
September 11, 2012 9:18pm
In the know you are simply ridiculous,and bringing in the mans daughter is wrong you are a coward and low as a snake,JIM MILLER I wonder if you are proud of this person that backs you?Is this what we can expect from you? Gente ... More ›

In the know  
September 11, 2012 4:03pm
DTR, Jim Miller is going to give Flores a good fight. Don't see too many Flores signs. Maybe he has had a change of heart, with the lawsuit and everything. Could be it started out as a joke but this is serious stuff now. ... More ›

Down town resident  
September 11, 2012 2:09pm
Airborne you are going to lose your mind even worse when your hope and dreams fly away or move away with Jim Miller when he is humiliated with the few votes he will actually get,can you hear me laughing?United we stand divided ... More ›

Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
September 11, 2012 12:10pm
DTR, I think its time for him to hire someone new then, because the guys he has working for him now doing the numbers (Joslin), cant count to 5. That is why he is knee deep in "Kimche", por que he lets that guy do ... More ›

El Zorro Plateado  
Nueces Strip, Texas  
September 11, 2012 11:20am
Floresville, the Crystal City Raza Unida cancer is now located and eating at your city. Do not listen to them. They will bankrupt and destroy your town. All for their own purposes. They have no honor.

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