Killeen Metropolis Council users offered neither feedback nor queries immediately after Judith Tangalin was introduced on Tuesday as Metropolis Manager Kent Cagle’s preference for executive director of finance.
“Four (candidates) met qualifications,” Government Director of Human Methods Eva Bark explained. “The town supervisor selected (Tangalin) as the government director of finance.
Tangalin is predicted to be confirmed on Jan. 10, about six months soon after Jonathan Locke resigned as Killeen’s executive director of finance.
“We have viewed her in man or woman perform, and she has completed a great career,” Mayor Debbie Nash-King mentioned.
“A full of eight candidates used and 4 met qualifications,” in accordance to a staff members report. “City leadership narrowed the 4 to 3 finalists and interviewed the candidates in person” on Nov. 14. “Cagle extended a conditional promotional offer you to … Judith Tangalin.”
Tangalin has been with the town considering that 2015, when she was senior spending plan analyst and staff members accountant, the employees report exhibits.
“She was then promoted to management accountant and then to controller, which is the situation she currently holds.”
Tangalin was named interim government director of finance just after Locke still left in July.
Employing research company Strategic Governing administration Means of Keller, around Fort Value, the job was posted on Aug. 22 on that company’s career board and with the League of Women in Governing administration, Countrywide Discussion board for Black General public Administrators, Local Government Hispanic Community, Worldwide Town/County Administration Affiliation, Affiliation for Finance Industry experts, Authorities Finance Officers, American Institute of CPAs, Professions in Authorities, Texas Municipal League, Government Finance Officers Association of Texas, Oklahoma Municipal League, and Florida City-County Municipal Association, and with the University of Kansas Community Administration E mail E-newsletter.
According to the team report, Strategic Authorities Means obtained eight resumes.
“Tangalin served in the United States Army for (10) yrs and five of these decades, she was a price range analyst/defense travel process administrator,” in accordance to the staff members report. “After leaving the armed forces … Tangalin labored for the Division of State Health and fitness Products and services as an accountant.”
If her nomination is verified, Tangalin’s income would be $155,000 — down from the $155,339.18 wage Locke received.
“Ms. Judith Tangalin’s present wage is $139,050, which is the pay for interim executive director of finance,” city spokeswoman Janell Ford has stated.
Renaming Fort Hood Avenue
With Mayor Pro Tem Ken Wilkerson owning left the assembly early and with Councilman Ramon Alvarez not in attendance, the other council members agreed 3-1 in a motion of route to hold off the discussion about renaming Fort Hood Road until eventually the total council is obtainable. Jose Segarra voted against the motion Nina Cobb abstained.
“Fort Hood will be changing their title,” Nash-King reported. “Because Fort Hood Avenue was named following Fort Hood, some of the concerns that were being brought to me are that we have soldiers, veterans’ families and family members users in our local community who had been avidly towards the identify alter of Fort Hood.”
The doable alter coincides with those people at Fort Hood to comply with a congressional mandate to rename military installations and structures named after customers of the Confederacy.
Fort Hood has been requested to improve its title to Fort Cavazos by Jan. 1, 2024.
“Even although we do not (drop below) that mandate … we are partners with Fort Hood,” Nash-King mentioned. “That is one strategy — that we could improve it for the new name. It just will make perception to me. But that is the professional facet, the unity of it.
“The adverse aspect is all the corporations that are situated on Fort Hood Street. They will select up an expenditure.”
The late Gen. Richard Cavazos was the Army’s initial Hispanic four-star general and a Texas indigenous who commanded III Corps and Fort Hood. He was Fort Hood’s leading commander from 1980 to 1982.
Cavazos died in San Antonio at the age of 88 in 2017. An elementary university in Nolanville is named following him.
“I will say I think it’s responsible for the mayor to existing this early for discussion,” Boyd stated. “I assume the title that is proposed is correct. We can do a poll and have all these other names come in, but the firms need to have something familiar.”
Gonzalez pointed out the Killeen Everyday Herald’s weekly poll query on its web-site, kdhnews.com. As of Tuesday evening, much more than 300 votes experienced been solid in the poll in which readers are questioned, “Do you assume the Killeen Metropolis Council should rename Fort Hood Avenue, as Fort Hood is being renamed Fort Cavazos?”
More than 76% of the poll-takers reported the title need to not be changed.
“I’m in opposition to it,” Segarra claimed. “I feel just go away it the exact. I imagine it pays tribute to hundreds of hundreds of soldiers … who have served on Fort Hood. Preserving it the exact just pays tribute to the historical past of what Fort Hood was prior to that improve. I’m in favor of just retaining it the very same, mayor.”
Gonzalez claimed her considerations are with enterprises that have to incur fees from the title modify.
“My father was right here when it was Camp Hood,” she mentioned.
Jake Smith, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation’s Waco division, has instructed the Herald the agency “is doing the job with (Fort Hood) to coordinate on-condition system sign changes.”
Having said that, that does not utilize to that portion of Fort Hood Avenue — a north-south Point out Highway 195 corridor — inside the metropolis limits.
“TxDOT will honor a name alter and will change on-condition procedure signage if the metropolis decides to rename the highway,” Smith said. “Local town signage would not be below TxDOT purview.”
The William M. Thornberry National Protection Authorization Act of 2021 applies only to federal army installations and structures — not those people owned by the states or political subdivisions.