Tuesday, August 8, 2017

COUNTY ATTORNEY FIRED, UNCEREMONIOUSLY ESCORTED OUT



By Juan Montoya
In a move that took most observers by surprise, a 3-1 majority of the Cameron County commissioners voted to fire the county's Chief Legal Counsel Francisco J. Martinez, and then was escorted out to the parking lot to his car.

The item was the very last on on the court's agenda in executive session and since it was deliberated in the court's chambers, the public did not hear the reasons for the firing, only that he was ordered out of the court and escorted to his car in the parking lot.
Court sources are being tight-lipped about this one and requests for comments to the commissioners have drawn a blank.

However, after a motion by Pct. 4 commissioner Gus Ruiz and a second by Sofia Benavides, the majority of the court voted to terminate him. Pct. 3 commissioner David Garza cast the only "nay" vote. Pct. 2 commissioner Alex Dominguez participated in the executive session but left to attend a meeting before the vote was taken.
"I assumed it was just for an evaluation," Dominguez said later.

"Legal counsel is asking a question," Benavides said after the vote as Treviño moved on to another item.
"When is this effective?," Martinez asked.
"Immediately," Cameron County Judge Eddie Treviño responded.
Participants saw a bailiff escort Martinez outside the building. He was not allowed to go to his office to retrieve any personal effects.

It is no secret that Martinez has not seen eye to eye with Treviño, but few observers predicted that this would happen. During a previous meeting an item was introduced to "adopt" the City of Brownsville's Active Trail plan which Treviño claimed would not cost the county any money.

However, Martinez countered that the plan indicated that substantial financial support was included in the contract language.
"Tell me where it says it's going to cost us money," Treviño shot back.
At a later meeting, the court voted to "support" rather than adopt the plan, a move that did not contemplate contributing financially to its implementation. In the photo below, Treviño can be seen telling Martinez that his termination was effective immediately.


17 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is what should happen to Rene Oliveira because of his behavior

Anonymous said...

Bad legal advise costing taxpayers money the other numnut needs to go too el Gonzales no ase nada

Anonymous said...

Any firing of a lawyer is a positive step. Too many lawyers taking up too many tax dollars.

Anonymous said...

So what?!!!! What does this mean to me, or to anybody?!!!!

Anonymous said...

I am one observer who wasn't taken by surprise, cause I don't give a flying fuck about these county nobodies! they'll only find another brown-skinned fuckup.

Anonymous said...

maybe Brownsville city commission can follow this action.

Anonymous said...

Sossi is next

BISD TAX PAYER said...

Maybe BISD BOARD MEMBERS can follow this action TOO.

Anonymous said...

To the person who seems to always cut down some features, why does he or she bother to read this blog. Or, do you want someone to write something shitty about you so you can care? This needs to be done at BISD. This is true for the board decided it was alright to give him a raise for doing nothing. He really messes up at meetings and insists that he is doing a better job than
anybody else in the district. Even one board member told him that now he owed his life to Dr. A. I bet it is true since he backed her up for her election. Now is payback time. Good for Eddie with guts to get rid of someone if they are not doing their job ethically, professionally and efficiently. Adios con Balty tambien.

Anonymous said...

Lets see a lawyer, Gus Ruiz, makes a motion to fire an attorney, with no reason given. Does one lawyer know what the other lawyer is involved in?

Anonymous said...

What no favors for the judge that's why they let him go would not play by their nasty rules

Anonymous said...

Wow. Those county commissioners have some balls. San Benito city commission should take a lesson or two from them. The San Benito city attorney has the commission shaking in their boots.

Diego Lee Rot said...

Getting escorted to my car is my favorite way to leave any job.

Anonymous said...

Diego, like Juan Montoya, you don't have a car!

Anonymous said...

Political motivated termination!!

Anonymous said...

Diego, for the love of God , shut the fuck up! Jim hates you! You've never had a job, pendejo ! Go post your stupid comments on your dad's blog, fool!

Anonymous said...

Oh Frankie Boy double dipping, wheeling and dealing....I wonder what secrets will be found in his office!!

rita