Chuy Garcia

Chuy Garcia

Manager at City

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City Manager, Alpine - Texas City Management Association

City Manager - Alpine

Engineer - Naismith Engineering Inc

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Alpine audit confirms misuse of funds, city manager fired « Big Bend Now

The audit findings may have contributed to the council's 3-2 split decision to remove City Manager Chuy Garcia from his post.
After an executive session performance review of Garcia and city secretary Molly "Margaret" Taylor, council members Diana Asgerisson, Mike Davidson and Carlos Lujan voted to remove Garcia. After an executive session performance review of Garcia and city secretary Molly "Margaret" Taylor, council members Diana Asgerisson, Mike Davidson and Carlos Lujan voted to remove Garcia. Council members Angie Bermudez and Julian Gonzales voted against removing Garcia. The audit did say that Garcia reported he was unaware that such large amounts of money were being advanced to employees. This practice is in effect making interest free loans to employees" and that the practice should immediately end, which Garcia said has already occurred. Garcia was removed from his post as manager by a 3-2 split council vote. (staff photo by ALBERTO TOMAS HALPERN) According to the audit, Garcia was not aware of the payments, nor did he authorize them. Council members and Garcia questioned Skinner after he gave his report. Garcia had questions for Skinner, addressing and taking to task statements that Lujan had made to news outlets about Garcia's management of city funds. "Is there a specific line item in the audit that says there's misappropriation of funds," Garcia asked, again referring to Lujan's statements to reporters. Skinner said no, adding, "I don't believe anything I read in the newspaper." Garcia added that he didn't know about large pay advances until Skinner brought the information to his attention. "The bottom line Mr. Garcia is you are the city manager. Tags: Alpine, Avinash Rangra, Carlos Lujan, Chuy Garcia, Shaw Skinner

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TML Directory Abridged

Jesse Garcia , City Manager, Alpine, (432) 837-3301, city.manager@ci.alpine.tx.us

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Naismith Engineering, Inc. - Engineering Excellence Since 1949

Chuy Garcia - City Manager
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