Friday, July 3, 2015

The Galo-Flores Timeline

August 2000 Leo Flores re-appointed as auditor by Board of  District Judges.

January 10, 2011 Auditor Leo Flores gives his December monthly report to court, including Judge Danny Valdez

January 1, 2013 John Galo sworn in as commissioner.

March 8, 2013 County not getting reimbursed grant money from state.  Auditor notes shortfall.

May 29, 2014 Commissioners and auditor discuss payment to contractors that did work for the weatherization program.  Auditor not quick to release check to contractors.

August 19, 2014 Leo Flores dumps cold water on John Galo in ALS ice bucket challenge.

September 3, 2014 Webb Co. Board of Judges discusses salary increases for auditor and his staff.  John Galo attended and took issue with the auditor's salary and raise request.  (KGNS: Webb County Discusses Salaries of Accounting Department Employees)

November 24, 2014 Commissioner John Galo argues that Leo Flores must include his raise in the county budget.  Flores says his raise is set by the district judges; commissioners court has nothing to do with his salary.  (KGNS: accusations of criminal acts fly at Commissioners Court)

January 12, 2015 Leo Flores re-appointed as auditor by Board of Judges.

April 13, 2015 Commissioners Court refuses to accept auditor's monthly report.  He is accused of not doing his job properly.  The auditor claims he's being retaliated against for not approving purchase of eyeglasses and gourmet coffee (Galo).  (KGNS: Webb Co. Commissioners concerned over auditing report.)

April 20, 2015 LMT reports that a complaint about the auditor reached the district attorney's office.  John Galo views Leo Flores as a threat and liability.

May 27, 2015 Commissioners taking steps to replace Auditor Leo Flores.

June 22, 2015 Leo Flores ejected from meeting by county judge.  John Galo upset that auditor slipped a purchase into Delia Perales' report.

July 1, 2015 Webb County Board of Judges discuss Leo Flores' (auditor) responsibilities.  County Judge Tijerina in attendance.

July 20, 2015 County Judge Tijerina sends letter to district attorney requesting investigation of county auditor's alleged transactions.

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