Special to the PRESS
The search for new legal representation is underway in Laguna Vista following the resignation of attorney Janice Cassidy.
Cassidy resigned her position earlier this month.
In the interim, Weslaco-based attorney Ramon Vela was tapped by the City Council to serve the Town on an as-needed basis.
Vela has a 29-year practice in Weslaco and is well experienced in municipal law, Councilman Bill Schnier said at the Town’s June meeting. Vela is expected to serve until such time as a new full-time attorney can be hired, officials said. The interim pay structure calls for a rate structure that includes a $250 monthly retainer, $200/ hour for municipal trials and $125/hour for pretrial preparation and other services.
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