The San Marcos City Council moved toward removing their embattled appointee, Carter Morris, from the Planning and Zoning Commission after meeting for nearly an hour in a closed-door session on Friday.
Presiding over the meeting in the absence of Mayor Daniel Guerrero, council member John Thomaides announced that a majority of the the council had “decided to direct staff to create an agenda item … for the possible removal of one of our planning and zoning commissioners if a resignation from that person does not occur” beforehand.
The council will consider Morris’ removal at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Thomaides said.
The executive session was scheduled at the beginning of the council’s regular “packet meeting,” held on Fridays preceding regular Tuesday meetings. After Thomaides’ announcement, the council moved into its regular business and members were not immediately available to answer questions.
Last month, a majority of the Ethics Review Commission determined Morris had committed minor ethics code violations when met with Thomaides to discusse a proposed development on Sessom Drive in which he had a financial interest. He also spoke in favor of the project in the public comment portion of a city council meeting.Email | Print