Rob Flores was named Interim Director of Public Works and Interim City Administrator Dora Rodriguez was authorized to advertise for a full-time City Administrator at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, December 15.
Rodriguez recommended Flores for the interim role, which Council approved unanimously following a motion by District 3 Councilman David Espinosa and District 1 Councilman Rufino “Flipper” Vega.
Flores, who is the Superintendent of Public Works as well as the City’s Emergency Management Coordinator, replaces outgoing Public Works Director Ismael Carrillo, who is retiring at the end of the year after more than 36 years with the City.
After interviews with four finalists for the City Administrator position failed to result in a hire, Council unanimously approved a motion by District 5 Councilwoman Debra Randall and District 2 Councilman Steve Lopez authorizing Rodriguez to advertise for the position again.
The role will be advertised through the Texas Municipal League and online job site Indeed for 45 days.
Council initially discussed hiring a full-time City Administrator to allow Rodriguez to return solely to her role as City Secretary in August 2019. The four finalists were interviewed over the course of two Special meetings on October 6 and Oct. 27 of this year.
Rodriguez stepped into the role of Interim City Administrator in June 2016, following the termination of former City Administrator Joe Ramos.
District 4 Councilwoman Kathy Lawler was also at the meeting.
By Marly Davis