Aguilera Invited Back to Pecos City Council

Nick Lawton
NewsWest 9

PECOS - The Pecos City Council voted to bring Jim Aguilera back to a special session next week to answer more questions about his previous charges.

The Council began their closed executive session just after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday night and came to their decision a couple minutes after 8 p.m.

During this special session, Council members will ask Aguilera for more details on a bribery charge he received 12 years ago while working in Cathedral City, California.

The charge was later downgraded to a misdemeanor and then taken off his record.

Council members told NewsWest 9 that Aguilera is still their number one candidate because of the experience he brings to the table.

"We'll talk to him about 'Are there any other controversies or issues in his career?'" Pecos City Council member, Joe Keese, said. "Which, as the City Manager, he's going to have a number of controversies in his career. We need to talk about those and make sure none of those will come back and surprise us like this one did."

Aguilera is currently retired in El Paso and was not in attendance at the meeting.

If the council decides to not select Aguilera after all, the position will be re-opened.

Pecos Police Chief Clay McKinney will continue to serve as interim city manager and Frederico Reyes will still be brought on as Assistant City Manager.

Stay tuned to NewsWest 9 as we continue to keep you updated.