Pecos City Council to Meet on July 14 Over City Manager Hiring

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PECOS - The city of Pecos is sitting between a rock and a hard place after hiring a city manager with a shaky past.

On Wednesday night, the City Council hired a new City Manager, Jim Aguilera.

It was supposed to be a happy occasion but questions about Aguilera's past began to surface

Turns out Aguilera was arrested on bribery charges 12 years ago while working in California.

A Pecos city newspaper learned of the charges and reported them.

Pecos City Mayor Venetta Seals tells NewsWest 9, Aguilera was originally charged with facilitating a bribe but it was downgraded to a misdemeanor and was later taken off his record.

Aguilera's background check only covered the State of Texas but it still wouldn't have showed up because the incident was expunged.

The Pecos City Council will meet on July 14 to decide whether they should keep Aguilera or replace him.