|Seal of Fort Bend County, Texas|
Sec. 18-16. - Procedures; duties.
The commission may establish for itself rules of order, evidence, or procedure that are consistent with principles of due process and not in conflict with applicable state law. Copies of commission rules of order, evidence, or procedure shall be posted on the city's internet website and maintained in the city secretary's office for inspection and purchase at the fees prescribed by law.
Neither the commission nor any member shall have power to take action except by authority of majority vote, which shall mean the vote of at least four members.
The commission may request the city attorney to provide legal advice, including any necessary training, or it may request of city council that special outside counsel be employed to serve in an advisory capacity to the commission. The commission may also request that city council employ or retain any additional staff that the commission may deem necessary, but no person employed or retained by the commission shall be considered an officer or employee of the city.
Upon the receipt of a sworn, written complaint of any person the commission shall, or upon its own initiative may, review alleged acts of impropriety on the part of city officials. Upon the commission's request, the office of inspector general shall provide the commission with necessary assistance in the investigation of complaints.
If the commission concludes that there is reasonable cause to believe that impropriety has occurred, the commission shall make a detailed written report of such conduct and forward its finding to the mayor, city council, the city attorney, and any appropriate department, agency, commission, or board.
If the commission concludes that there is not reasonable cause to believe that impropriety has occurred, it shall promptly report such finding to the city official who is the subject of the complaint and the person who submitted the complaint.
Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney Andy Nolen has over 22 years experience representing persons accused of committing criminal violations of State and Federal law.Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney Andy Nolen treats every person they represent as if they were a friend and neighbor. When you call, likely Andy Nolen will answer your call himself. You will be dealing with Attorneys, not secretaries, assistants, or answering machines.
If we can be of any assistance, or you just want to talk about your situation, please call Fort Bend County Criminal Defense Attorney Andy Nolen at 832-480-8951.