HCC trustee sues over alleged voting infraction
A Houston Community College trustee is suing his colleagues and the system over an alleged voting infraction.
Dave Wilson, a District II trustee, is accusing Carolyn Evans-Shabazz, the board’s vice chairwoman, of improperly voting remotely during a September trustee meeting.
Board bylaws say that only trustees present in person can vote, though absent trustees can listen to the proceedings electronically.
Wilson’s lawsuit says the meeting in question took place on Sept. 21. HCC trustees did not meet that day, but at the Sept. 22 meeting, the board was scheduled to elect a secretary for the remainder of 2017, authorize HCC’s chancellor to execute a facilities maintenance contract and define how vendors who violate the board’s ethics code should be disciplined, among other items.
HCC spokeswoman Linda Toyota said the system had not been served the lawsuit as of Wednesday afternoon and could not immediately comment.