Mayor Glen Robertson and City Council members are diving into uncharted waters concerning Councilman Victor Hernandez. Robertson said three written complaints were submitted this week by city employees about Councilman Hernandez.
The mayor said he's not able to discuss what those complaints are about. He said because the complaints are from within city departments, the responsibility falls on council to look into them. Mayor Robertson said after the third letter came in, he filed an open records request to get a copy of Hernandez' emails, and he's called a special meeting next week so council can decide how to handle the situation.
"It's a unique situation," Robertson said. "I haven't found anybody that's really been through it yet. So, we're going to have to work our way through the maze very carefully. I'm very concerned, in discussing the letters, because we don't know where this is headed."
If council decides to take on the investigation, Mayor Robertson said the first step will be to hire outside legal counsel. Councilman Hernandez said he looks forward to next week's meeting, adding he has acted within his rights as a councilman. He said he will issue a statement early next week.