But Did He Really Resign?

Despite telling the Mayor last week that he would be resigning, Larry Romero still hasn’t submitted his official resignation letter.  That means that he is still technically in office and STILL GETTING PAID.  The lack of a resignation letter creates an interesting situation:

  1.  Until he officially resigns, the City Council cannot decide what to about his spot.  “We can’t start planning until we have that letter of his resignation,” said Acosta.
  2. As he is still officially a City Council member, the investigation into Romero’s misconduct continues.  That means he still has to answer those questions posed to him by Austin Attorney Ross Fischer regarding his involvement in the controversial solicitation for a new financial adviser and other controversies last year.

According to KVIA, El Paso City Council’s Ethics Commission is meeting tonight to investigate a complaint against Rep. Larry Romero and City Manager Tommy Gonzalez. “If the commission finds Gonzalez and Romero were somehow involved in wrongdoing, they could face sanctions and Gonzalez could lose his job.”

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