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Mission City Council to discuss attorney’s resignation, replacement

The Mission City Council may accept its city attorney’s resignation Monday and discuss appointing someone to replace him with.

Mission hired Victor Flores as city attorney in January of 2023 after the resignation of Gus Martinez.

City Attorney Victor Flores. City of Mission courtesy photo.

Flores said Friday evening that he and Mayor Norie Gonzalez Garza had talked the previous afternoon about his resignation, among other things.

“The mayor and I had what I thought was a very productive and positive talk on Thursday afternoon, and I told her I kind of wanted to share the same with the city council on Monday,” he said. “And so she was very understanding and I appreciate her doing that, and I appreciate her support.”

Flores largely declined to elaborate on his potential departure, saying he felt obliged to talk with the rest of the council about it first.

“They’ve been great to me and I just want to extend that courtesy,” he said.

The possible split, Flores said, is amicable.

“I anticipate my conversation with council on Monday to be real positive…” he said. “I would hope to just focus on ways to make sure that the city keeps moving forward with the best kind of legal counsel that they can get.”

A U.S. Marine Corps veteran with more than a decade of experience as an attorney, Flores previously worked for McAllen, Denton, Plano and Brownsville.

In January, the Texas Supreme Court appointed Flores to the Texas Supreme Court Advisory Committee.

The city praised the achievement.

“The City of Mission takes immense pride in Victor A. Flores’ appointment,” a release said. “Flores, a dedicated public servant, is a testament to the caliber of individuals who contribute to the Mission community.”

The last time a high-profile resignation showed up on Mission City Council’s agenda it didn’t actually wind up happening.

City Manager Randy Perez submitted his resignation in December before rescinding it at a council meeting just six days later.

Council discussed both Perez and Flores’ positions behind closed doors during executive session at a meeting earlier that month, though it took no action regarding either.


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