Joe Hernandez no longer Mayor of San Benito.

POSTED: Thursday, January 21, 2010 - 3:22pm

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 12:35pm

The City of San Benito will have a new mayor after the city council voted to uphold the city charter, Matt Fernandez has the details.

Mayor Joe Hernandez is no longer the mayor of San Benito and according to the Mayor Pro Tem and now active mayor, under city charter, the mayor must forfeit his position when he became delinquent on his taxes. The former mayor was disappointed in the decision of the city council members and mentioned that the taxes had been paid. The new Mayor of San Benito is Jack Garcia. Hernandez plans to have a public hearing in next couple weeks to try to get his job back.

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