City Council to discuss complaints against Councilman Hernandez

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Updated: 3/28/2013 9:46 am
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. 
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Liberty Seeker - 3/27/2013 11:43 PM
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The previous mayor tried to eliminate Hernandez by bringing up Article IX Section 4 of the city charter. A subsequent investigation revealed that 10% of the municipal staff was in criminal violation of that section. As far as I know, none of the 10% who were not lawfully qualified to be employed by the municipality were either terminated, or convicted. This mayor, by coincidence has complaints, all within the same week, from those on his municipal payroll. Perhaps the mayor and Hernandez should both leave public service. Neither replyed to substantial emails, and at least one of them had been declared to have a substandard heart, currently using artificial enhancements to be allowed to live
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