By: Francisco Diaz, The Laredo Sun
When Farias took the floor to make a public comment, he began accusations against San Miguel. City attorney. Raul Casso, interrupted to note that these charges cannot be made in a regular council meeting.
Casso warned mayor Raul Salinas, responsible for conducting the meeting, that the law does not allow comments that are unprofessional and out of place. He said that that is why they are forming the Ethics Commission.
Farias said that his accusations are not false but facts on public record of the council meetings. The information he obtained about the times San Miguel voted on conflict of interest was obtained by city’s clerk Gustaco Guevara Jr.
Casso insisted that he could not allow such comments from members of VIDA and Farias sat down but not before publicly telling San Miguel to resign.
By law, the ruler could not defend the words that launched against him since he can not respond to public comments because these are issues not included in the official agenda of the meeting.
Farias insisted that San Miguel broke the law by voting for Uni-Trade contracts from broker Eduardo Garza, knowing that he has worked for him as a contractor.
Outside the meeting, councilman San Miguel said that he is not an employee of Garza, but accepted that he was done work for him as a contract.
Edited by: C.R.