Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres delivered the final state of the city address for his third nonconsecutive term on Tuesday afternoon. His speech was devoid of any major new initiatives or big plans for the city, a marked departure from his previous addresses.
Three members of the board of adjustment removed for boycotting meetings have filed a lawsuit against the city, according to federal court documents.
The city’s removal of a mural that paid tribute to two slain men — Aaron Anderson and Antonio Vega, Jr. – sparked a protest on Tuesday evening. Dozens of family members and friends of both men urged municipal officials to restore the mural.
Councilwoman Maritza Davila lashed out at a man who was protesting fees the city imposed on parade organizers at the city council meeting on Tuesday evening.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration has presented an ordinance to the city council seeking to impose early closing hours on liquor businesses that sell package goods.
The city council ended weeks of political maneuvering with the selection of Ruby Cotton as president on Saturday afternoon. Cotton, who is in her second term as 4th Ward councilwoman, was selected in a 5-4 vote over councilwoman Maritza Davila.
Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres’ administration received criticism from some council members on Friday afternoon for imposing a new social media use policy barring employees from using websites like Facebook and Twitter to share pictures or documents or discussing matters that relate to their government jobs.