HCC trustee sues over al­leged vot­ing in­frac­tion

Houston Chronicle - - CITY | STATE -

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.

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