Vera refuses to resign

LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) -- During roll call, one by one the names of city council members were read aloud.

Council member Jorge Vera was present.

The councilman has been excused from attending the last three meetings, but was present tonight to hear his fate.

With that the council adopts the resolution to recall Councilman Vera.

City Secretary Gustavo Guevara says next it's up to the people of district 7 to vote.

"If the majority say yes to the recall then we'll have an election in 2015. If the community says no, then the councilman stays."

Hilario Cavazos was one the people in the audience to speak against Vera and says he was shocked the councilman showed up.

"We need a man of integrity. I respect Mr. Vera but his credibility is gone and if he was an honorable man he would resign."

So the question is will councilman Vera resign?

He says no, that there are people in the community who still support him.

"No were going to go with the process and have the process move forward. They signed a petition and good or bad I represent that district. I have gotten calls we want you stay and you have done a lot for the community. So let the people decide."

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