The drama continues is in Socorro, Texas. Now there is a yet another episode of Socorro politics brewing. Last night Mayor Trini Lopez resigned his position as the Mayor of Socorro, leaving the city without a titular head.
The reason Lopez gave for leaving his post is because of the elections that are being held in November 2013 instead of this past April which effectively gave the folks on city council an additional 18 months of their term. Lopez says he quit because he didn't want to be part of government that could be breaking the law.
But Mary Garcia, who is Mayor Pro-Temp, questioned the timing of his resignation right before the city was going to examine what they deem to be questionable business practices on the part of Lopez.
They have a meeting set up on Wednesday and the item language appears to indicate that the council is already in a punitive posture towards Lopez. Lopez told the El Paso Times he was unaware of the special meeting.
Sorry, but if you are the Mayor of Socorro and you don't know that there is a special meeting in a few days to discuss something, I'm just not buying it.
Still hanging over the head of Socorro's head is the investigation in to several members of city council from earlier this year and late last month. No charges have been filed as of yet, but the minute charges are filed (if they are filed) I'm betting at least one city council member would have to resign considering he led the charge to remove Willie Gandara Sr as Mayor for having charges hanging over his head.
Don't change the channel, this novela isn't over yet...