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Former assistant city manager Sylvia Carillo-Trevino says she was fired

Posted at 2:09 PM, Feb 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-07 21:58:01-05

Former Corpus Christi assistant city manager Sylvia Carrillo-Trevino says she was fired by the city’s interim city manager, Keith Selman.

Carrillo-Trevino told KRIS 6 that her dismissal took her by surprise.

Monday, she said, was like any other day. She attended a meeting in the morning, but then by the afternoon,  she was told to clean out her desk.

Although Carillo-Trevino is no longer employed with the city, she remains among the candidates for the vacant city manager position and is already planning on what she would work on to better the city.

“We need to do things that are really in-line with what our residents can afford,” Carrillo-Trevino said. “The only way to do that is to really be as transparent and efficient as you can be, and I don’t think we’re there yet.”

During her tenure as assistant city manager, Carrillo-Trevino oversaw various departments like Strategic Management, IT and Budget. She joined the city in 2017 and worked among on a staff with three assistant city managers.