Corpus Christi Assistant City Manager Sylvia Carillo-Treviño confirmed on Tuesday that she is n longer a city employee, but neither she nor City officials could discuss specifics.
We’ve filed an open records request for a copy of her resignation letter if it exists.
The former Aransas Pass City Manager joined the Corpus Christi city management team in 2017 and oversaw several key areas, including the finance, budget, human resources, and airport departments.
Carillo-Treviño issued a statement today, saying she still believes in Corpus Christi and hopes residents do, too.
February 5, 2019
My Fellow Citizens of Corpus Christi,
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you as your Assistant City Manager these last two years. Having worked diligently on solving problems within our city, I am proud of the work we accomplished in such a short time.
There are challenges in every city in America. To me, it’s about how not only we, as citizens, but we as city staff proactively address and tackle problems honestly, and as straightforward as possible. I was raised here. I am product of Windsor Park, Moody High School, Del Mar College, and Texas A&M Corpus Christi. My children were born and raised here. My family still lives here. We are Corpus Christi. They and the residents of our City expect and deserve the best.
A couple of highlights include an actual cost savings of more than $400,000 of taxpayer money, by consolidating Facilities and Fleet Management. More recently, the consolidated department saved more than $6,000,000 with a potential of more than $7,300,000 of taxpayer money by utilizing existing Asset Management staff and existing city resources. The $7,300,000 is just the beginning, the creation and fiscal oversight of a Capital Budget Office has the potential to save millions more if the city continues to remain proactive with the Capital Budget Office and the Asset Management model.
I am confident the next chapter of my life will allow me to continue to serve this city and make it the place where we can all afford to live in and enjoy with our children and grandchildren.
It is important to me and my family to communicate as openly and as honest as possible with you, the citizens of Corpus Christi. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for allowing me to serve you and do what’s right by you. I still strongly believe in Corpus Christi, and I sincerely hope you do too.
Sylvia Carrillo-Trevino, CPM, ICMA-CM