One of the reasons Ott gave was that Acuna and Acting Fire Chief Jim Evans did not contact him about the fire at the Governor's Mansion, leaving Ott unaware of the blaze for a day.
...Gene Acuna, the City of Austin's director of communications and public information, resigned Thursday at the request of City Manager Marc Ott.
Ott said: "I had some concerns about judgment calls that (Acuna) made that I thought were significant and I didn't agree with them."
, 45, also declined to explain what prompted the resignation.Asked about Ott's statement, Acuna
said: "I have a long history in communications.My reputation with the media is strong and I believe that people who know me know that my commitment to public information in government is essential."He
added: "It has been an honor to serve with Mr. Ott during the transition.I wish him and the city manager's office continued success." Acuna has been the city's communications director for two years.He oversaw media services, Channel 6, news content on the city's Web site and open records requests, among other things.Previously, he worked as a deputy press secretary for Gov.
...City spokesman Gene Acuna declined to elaborate on what resources may have been used or what the personal project might be.
"The general rule of thumb is that city resources, city equipment is strictly for city business," Acuna
The legal department notified the city's integrity officer and the city manager's office, Acuna
Information related to the allegations has been turned over to the Austin police and Collins was placed on paid administrative leave, Acuna
"The city manager certainly takes these allegations very seriously and wants them investigated fully and impartially," Acuna
including interviews earlier after Collins was named Texas
CIO of the year in April by Government Technology Magazine