|Mayor Tony Martinez|
His promise in 2011 to "make a new ethics code a priority of his administration" seems hollow now even to those who once thought he had the skill set to be mayor.
His current thought process, we've been told, is to usurp the City Charter by appointing a search committee to hire a new Airport Director, replacing the departed Larry Brown. The City Charter distinctly authorizes the City Manager, not the Mayor, to organize such a committee leading to a new appointee.
Brownsville City Manager, Charlie Cabler, earning roughly $200,000 per annum, must man up, earn his salary and block Mayor Martinez from exceeding his authority. Charlie, this is not a time to "go along to get along."
|Oscar Garcia, Jr.|
If the mayor, in blatant defiance of the City Charter, nominates young Oscar for Airport Director, Commissioner Debbie Portillo is said to be ready to second that motion.