Municipal judge termination on town’s agenda

Special to the PRESS

The termination of the agreement with the Municipal Judge is on the Laguna Vista agenda for a meeting scheduled here at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Discussion and possible action to adhere to Section 4.05(e) of the Home Rule Charter and terminate the agreement of the judge is listed as an item requested by Councilmembers Rita Garcia and Richard Hinojosa.

Controversial since it was announced, the appointment has been criticized as being contrary to the town’s charter, based on a provision that opponents say requires the naming of an attorney over others, if one applies for the position. The council selected Roberto Rodriguez, a former South Padre Island police chief, to serve as municipal court judge.

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