Chuy Garcia No Longer Alpine City Manager 4/3/13 UPDATE: 3:00pm
CBS 7 News Staff
Mayor Avinash Rangra tells CBS 7 that a special meeting will be held early next week to discuss possibly naming an interim City Manager to replace Chuy Garcia who was fired at last night's meeting.
In two weeks, at a regularly scheduled meeting, they will see where to go in the process of finding a new City Manager, and they will also be evaluating the Municipal Judge and City Attorney.
Rangra says they evaluated the City Secretary and decided to keep her in her post.
Council members voted 3-2 to fire Garcia, with Asgerson, Davidson and Lujan voting to remove him from the post.
Councilman Julian Gonzales and councilwoman Angie Bermudes voted to keep him as City Manger.
Rangra also added that the overspending mentioned the audit was from the building of the Animal Shelter.
He says he is also looking into the reported $300,000 overspending reported in 2012.
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Alpine – The city manager position in Alpine is now vacant.
Alpine city officials confirmed with CBS 7 that city manager Chuy Garcia was let go from that position late last night.
This comes after weeks of questions and accusations regarding the finances from the 2011-2012 fiscal year. The audit report was finally presented at last night's city council meeting.
The report brought out miscalculations of overtime, bank overdraft and employee payroll advances causing the city to spend more than what was taken in.
According to auditor Shaw Skinner, the city overspent $800,000 in 2011 and $300,000 in 2012.