Lubbock City Council to Hold Another Special Meeting on Complaints Against Victor Hernandez, Lee Ann Dumbauld
The Lubbock City Council will hold another special meeting to discuss complaints made against a councilman.
The Council will hold the meeting on Tuesday, April 16th, with executive session beginning at 3 p.m.
The agenda states that the Council will:
- “Discuss and hear complaints made by the City Manager against Councilman Victor Hernandez, District 1,”
- “Discuss the City Manager’s actions in connection with employee complaints made against Councilman Victor Hernandez, District 1,”
- “Discuss the City Manager’s employment status” during their closed-door executive session.
The Council plans to reconvene in open session following their executive session, and will discuss the first two items of executive session, but will consider options in connection with the employment of City Manager Lee Ann Dumbauld, including possible disciplinary action, or potentially exercising a severance agreement in her contract.
At their meeting Thursday evening, the Council chose to hire outside legal counsel in regards to the investigation of complaints made against Hernandez by Dumbauld, and complaints made against Dumbauld by Hernandez.
District 6 Councilwoman Latrelle Joy made a motion to place Dumbauld on paid administrative leave, but the measure failed in a tie 3-3 vote, with District 2 Councilman Floyd Price absent, who was reportedly unavailable due to his daughter requiring surgery.