VIDA Members Demand Webb County Director's Resignation
Sep 27, 2012 at 10:02 PM CST
Apr 1, 2013
The Voices In Democratic Action or VIDA members say a newly hired Webb County director falsified information on his job application. Now VIDA members are saying the Webb County Director of Facilities and Maintenance should be fired. VIDA members provided documentation that says work dates Gilberto garza provided in his application are contradicting and have asked for his resignation. The Local watch dog group received information that Webb County Director of Facilities and Maintenance Gilbert Garza lied on his resume. VIDA is asking the county to terminate Gilbert Garza because the didn't even meet the minimum requirements for the position. VIDA Chairman Hector Farias says, "gilbert garza claims to have the experience as director of facilities but it wasn't true the dates he lists as working in construction he was working for someone else." A close look at Garza's 2009 application with the city shows that he was working 40 hours per week at D.B. Forwarding from June 2004 to August 2009. Meanwhile he worked 40 hours a week at Uni-Trade Forwarding from may 2003 through 2005 and is now being asked to submit W-2 forms and employmeant checks. Hector Farias says, "he was also asked by Commissioner Canales to submit all of that but he would not produce them which means he doesn't have them." We have tried reaching gilbert garza at work and phone but was not available. Now Hector Farias says he will have to wait and see what the courts decide. "What we want is for the court to follow their own guidelines, their guidelines state that if you provide false information you be terminated, its all we are asking for,” said Farias. Hector Farias says, two applicants that applied for the same position will be filing suit with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.