The Buda City Council decided to abstain from casting its 58 votes in the election for Pedernales Electric Cooperative directors to be completed later this month.
The city council found itself with a clear conflict of interest because one of its members, Sandra Tenorio, is a candidate for the District 7 position, which pays about $40,000 per year.
Tenorio joined the council majority in voting to abstain.
In Kyle, City Manager Tom Mattis said Tuesday night that he isn’t sure how the city will proceed in casting its PEC votes. Mattis said he doesn’t even know for sure how many votes the city has.
Generally, cooperative members have one vote for electrical meter they run.
Kyle has no city council members running for the PEC board. However, Ron Barrera, who is a candidate to replace the departed Kyle Councilmember Mike Moore in an Aug. 9 special election, also is on the PEC ballot for District 7. Moore resigned from the Kyle council last month.
PEC members can vote by Internet or mail. The final election will take place at the PEC membership meeting on June 21 in Johnson City.Email | Print