Some commissioners want to review Serna’s job performance

City Manager Dan Serna welcomes guests and dignitaries to the ground breaking ceremony for the new Harlingen Convention Center.

HARLINGEN — Two months after what Mayor Chris Boswell called an “excellent review,” some city commissioners are considering placing City Manager Dan Serna on a performance evaluation, Commissioner Frank Puente said Monday.

Puente said he and Commissioners Richard Uribe and Ruben de la Rosa are considering reviewing Serna’s job performance over a six-month period.

The commissioners’ concerns include the city’s administration, Puente said.

According to the contract, “for good cause is defined as having been found to have committed misconduct after an investigation has been conducted. Misconduct is defined as violation of any criminal laws of a Class B (misdemeanor) or above.”

However, City Attorney Ricardo Navarro said three commissioners could vote to fire Serna without good clause.

In that case, the city would have to pay Serna a year’s worth of severance pay, he said.

However, Puente said that language does not appear on the contract.

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