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County ethics issue not over; hearing today on Escobar, Cobos complaints

AGENDA
DATE: Wednesday, July 1, 2009
TIME: 1:30 P.M.
PLACE: COUNTY JUDGE’S CONFERENCE ROOM
COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 3RD FLOOR, SUITE 301
500 E. SAN ANTONIO STREET
POSTED: Friday, June 26, 2009
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:
The Board of Ethics will give you the opportunity to address them on a particular
item listed on this agenda prior to proceeding with the official business at hand.
Please inform the secretary prior to the start of the meeting which item(s) you wish
to address. Time limit will be five minutes.
1. OPEN MEETING:
2. ESTABLISH QUORUM:
3. PUBLIC COMMENTS:
Speaker’s choice: Five (5) minutes per person during this segment regarding any items or three (3) minute
per person on each item as it appears on the agenda. The same will apply to any interest group consisting of
three or more representatives. The Board of Ethics retains the option to allow more comment as it deems
necessary.
4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ______________________________
Meeting of June 3, 2009 and the Special Meeting of June 25, 2009
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5. ITEM EXECUTIVE SESSION:
PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.071:
A. ITEM Receive legal advice and consult with legal counsel concerning the Public
Information Act and Public Information Act requests received by the board on
May 20, 2009, May 21, 2009, May 22, 2009, and May 26, 2009.
B. ITEM Receive legal advice and consult with legal counsel concerning the Open
Meetings Act and conduct of Initial Inquiry and Public Hearings under the El
Paso County Code of Ethics.
C. ITEM INITIAL INQUIRY
Receive legal advice and consult with legal counsel concerning the complaint
filed on April 29, 2009, by Emma Acosta against the County Judge Anthony
Cobos, the County of El Paso, the County Human Resources department and
Albert Garza.
REGULAR SESSION
6. ITEM INITIAL INQUIRY ______________________________
Discuss and take appropriate action on the complaint filed on April 29, 2009, by Emma
Acosta, against the County Judge Anthony Cobos, the County of El Paso, the County
Human Resources department and Albert Garza.
7. ITEM INITIAL INQUIRY ______________________________
Discuss and take appropriate action on the complaint filed on June 10, 2009 by Stuart Leeds
and Theresa Caballero against County Commissioner Veronica Escobar.
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8. ITEM EXECUTIVE SESSION:
PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTIONS 551.071 AND 551.074:
A. ITEM INITIAL INQUIRY
Discuss the complaint filed on June 10, 2009, against County Commissioner
Veronica Escobar.
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REGULAR SESSION
9. ITEM ______________________________
Discuss and take appropriate action to fill two (2) board seats whose terms are due to
expire.
10. ITEM ______________________________
Discuss and take appropriate action on reviewing Section XIII, A, #6 of the Code of Ethics.
11. ITEM ______________________________
ADJOURN
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Written by newspapertreeelpaso

July 1, 2009 at 12:04 pm

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