Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Jacinto City’s regular council meeting friends, family members and citizens came and witnessed the taking of the Oath of Office of the Mayor and two city council members.
Other business on the agenda was the establishing of the salaries and gasoline reimbursement amount for the elected officials.
The City Council voted to set the Mayor’s monthly salary at $350 with Council positions set at $300 monthly. For gasoline reimbursement for the use of their personal vehicle while taking care of city business a monthly gas allowance was set at $300 for the Mayor and $225 Council’s.
The Council appointed Councilman Mario Gonzales as Mayor Pro-tem for the next year to be acting Mayor in the Mayor’s absence.
Taking the oath was Mayor Ana Diaz, Council members Carmela Garcia and Mario Gonzales. All three was unopposed so the city council at a previous council meeting had canceled the city election.
Justice of the Peace of Precinct 2 Judge George Risner performed the swearing in ceremony for all three.
Jacinto City has a mayor and five city council positions. The city has staggered elections where in odd ending year’s the Mayor and two council positions is up for election and the remaining three council seats is in even ending year’s.
The City Council also appointed City Manager Lon Squires as the city’s Investment Officer and Assistant City Manager Kathy Greiner as Assistant Investment Officer.