DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-NEWS BRIEF (102517)-ODESSA CITY COUNCIL-TAKE NO ACTION

ODESSA, TEXAS/OCTOBER 25, 2017 – DURING THE REGULAR SCHEDULED MEETING OF THE ODESSA CITY COUNCIL, THE COUNCIL WENT IN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISSCUS AND DELIBERATE THE EMPLOYMENT, EVALUATIONS AND OTHER MATTERS RELATED TO EMPLOYMENT OF 5 CITY OF ODESSA OFFICIALS: MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE -CAROL GREGG, ASSOCIATE MUNICIPAL COURT JUDGE-DENNIS JONES, CITY SECRETARY-NORMA AGUILAR-GRIMALDO, INTERIM CITY MANAGER-MICHEL MARRERO. AND THE CONTROVERSY SURROUNDING CITY OF ODESSA ATTORNEY, LARRY LONG.

AT THE END OF A VERY LENGTHY EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE ODESSA CITY COUNCIL DECIDED TO TAKE NO ACTION. THIS CAUSED CONCERN WITH A RESIDENT.

(SONIA MANDRY, SOUTHSIDE-ODESSA/RESIDENT)

“I FEEL, LIKE, THAT, THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ACTION TAKEN, SOME TYPE OF ACTION TAKEN. I KNOW THERE’S BEEN LOTS OF QUESTIONS AND ISSUES IN REFERENCE TO THAT. SO, I FEEL THAT THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SOME ACTION TAKEN TONIGHT. NOT LEAVING IT UP IN THE AIR. IT’S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR COMMUNITY. I THINK IT’S VERY IMPORTANT, AND THEY SHOULD TREAT IT AS SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO US.”

THERE IS A FACEBOOK MOVEMENT “DRAIN THE SWAMP ODESSA” THAT ALLOWS RESIDENTS TO SIGN A PETITION IN AN ATTEMPT REMOVE THREE MEMBERS OF THE ODESSA CITY COUNCIL. REMEMBER, MEMBERS OF THE CITY COUNCIL ARE ELECTED OFFICIALS.

(SONIA MANDRY, SOUTHSIDE-ODESSA/RESIDENT)

“MY CONCERNS ARE, OF COURSE, HAMILTON. THAT’S THE MAIN CONCERN. HAMILTON AND SOME OTHER PEOPLE, THAT HAVE BEEN SPOKEN OF. AND, AND I THINK WE DO ACTUALLY, NEED TO TAKE ACTION, BUT WE NEED HELP TOO. WE CAN’T JUST DO IT ALONE.”

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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Author: Danny Barrera