Grievance Made Against Webb County By Constable

By: James Johnson Email
By: James Johnson Email

Webb County Constable of Precinct 1, Rudy Rodriguez says he had to take action when Commissioners court sent him a letter stating his salary would be cut 12-thousand dollars.

"It's my salary. It only affects me it doesn't affect the department, only me."

Once an elected official files a grievance based on salary, a committee is created to hear both sides on the changes. Executive administrator, Leroy Medford is in charge of formulating this committee.

"It's up to the committee to hear the case on behalf of the auditor and constable. He's grieving his optional allowance which is a stipend that is attached to his salary."

Constable Rodriguez says he doesn't understand why his allowance is being taken away but plans to fight his case.

"We as elected officials have the right to go through a grievance committee and that's what I did. I filed a grievance and will have a hearing next week.

Constable Rodriguez says he's upset because after he found out the allowance was being taken away the county didn't give him a reason why.

Rodriguez says, "if they would have given me a reason why we wouldn't be going through a grievance committee but we plan to find out why."

Medford says it’s about being fair.

"It's being recommended out of fairness. He was the only constable to receive an allowance.”

Rodriguez disagrees....

"There's other officials who receive allowances and that will come to light."

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