Ector County Commissioners Approve Amended Budget

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ECTOR COUNTY - Ector County Commissioners voted to pass the amended budget for 2010 and 2011, but it came with a price.

With a vote of four to one, the new budget is in, and the Director of Public Works is out.

Judge Susan Redford was the only no vote.

Redford tells NewsWest 9, she was totally surprised when the motion was made at the last meeting to cut the position in attempts to balance the budget.

The position was created about a year ago to oversee seven departments.

Redford says it was chaos before the position was created and doesn't know what Commissioners were thinking when they agreed to the cut.

She fears Commissioners have left themselves open for a potential lawsuit as a result.