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Nieto resignation opens Floresville council seat for November

Nieto resignation opens Floresville council seat for November
FILE PHOTO / Floresville Councilman Johnny Ray Nieto

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Wilson County News
July 12, 2016, 1:26pm

(Revised 7/12/16, 8:20 pm*) Floresville city Councilman Johnny Ray Nieto plans to resign from the council.

He told the Wilson County News that he probably will make his resignation effective at the end of the month. The city council is expected to act on the resignation at its regular meeting Thursday, July 14.

Nieto said he is resigning because he and his family have moved to San Antonio.

He explained that his wife, previously a Floresville Independent School District counselor, has accepted a position with another school district in San Antonio, and he is commuting from San Antonio to Ancira Ford’s Floresville dealership, where he works.

“I want to resign in time to give others a chance to file [for his council seat],” he said. The deadline to file applications for election to the council is Aug. 22.

Because he was re-elected to another two-year term on the council in November 2015, his seat was not scheduled for an election until 2017. The council will have to take action to allow for an election to his seat.

Remaining council members cannot appoint anyone to fill Nieto’s seat because they appointed former city Councilman Sherry Castillo as mayor last November. The city charter forbids the council from appointing more than one member within a year’s time.

Link to election notice:

Link to council agenda:

*Note: this article has been revised to include the correct deadline for filing as Aug. 22, rather than July 22 as previously published online. The Wilson County News apologizes for this error.

Your Opinions and Comments

Douglas Jones  
July 15 at 1:23pm
Senior - he said he was not involved. I think he recused himself when this actually started with the council hiring special counsel. Since the council merely approved the agenda item as it was read, I suppose they are continuing... More ›

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
July 15 at 12:04pm
So. Mr. Jones. What did Mr. Huggs tell you when you when you asked Mr. Hugg why the public was not informed of the recommendation of special counsel in item 3h.?

Douglas Jones  
July 15 at 11:42am
After attending the council meeting last night, I was disappointed in not rising to a Point of Order during agenda item 3e - Budget Amendment #5. The amendment concerned revenues realized from the coin operated revenues... More ›

Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
July 15 at 8:15am
Blatant Violations of the Open Meetings Act. Blatant Official Oppression. Corruption, Greed, and blind Hatred. Wait for the video of last night's City Council meeting and judge for yourself. Can't wait for January 2017 and... More ›

Douglas Jones  
July 14 at 10:28am
Mr. Nieto, in the "holdover" status, I believe you can continue supporting Floresville. If you decide to actually vacate the seat, you have tonight and the 28th meetings remaining. I ask that you sponsor an agenda... More ›

July 13 at 3:55pm
Who gets to choose his replacement?

Russell Dickerson  
Floresville, TX  
July 13 at 3:10pm
You'll be missed.

Johnny Ray Nieto  
San Antonio, TX  
July 12 at 2:26pm
Citizens of Floresville, It has been my privilege and honor to serve as a member of your City Council, both during my current tenure and in years past. I have watched Floresville grow into its current state, with some expected... More ›

Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
July 12 at 2:12pm
Fortunately, according to the State Constitution, Councilman Nieto will "holdover" in office until his replacement is sworn in!

July 12 at 1:27pm
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