Tuesday’s Alpine City Council Meeting


Council members and residents were in attendance to take action

It was a packed house at the Alpine City Council meeting Tuesday night. Council members and residents were in attendance to take action, after a recent water outage and the resignation of many city employees. Big 2's Juyeon Kim was at that meeting. 

"There's no transparency coming right now from the Mayor and the City Manager. So I suggest we work together for improvement, or we hand in letters of resignation," said Oscar Cobos an Alpine Resident. 

According to residents of Alpine Heights, over 160 residents went approximately 36 hours without water. 

Residents aren't the only ones voicing their concerns. Councilman Rick Stephens said he's seen the number of City Employees decrease by half in the last 18 months. Residents and Stephens' cohorts are raising questions about the City Manager's leadership. 

With a three to three tie, the motion to terminate City Manager Jessica Garza did not pass. "I think that if we have a good City Manager, we wouldn't have the problems that we have, period. I blame her for it," said Councilwoman Lucy Escovedo with Ward 4. 

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