Hercules councilwoman faces possible censure

November 10, 2012 12:25:12 PM PST
A Hercules City councilmember faces possible censure on Tuesday under an official accusation of unethical conduct and abuse of power.

Our media partner the Contra Costa Times reports that Hercules Councilwoman Myrna de Vera is in hot water with fellow councilmembers for silencing a resident over blog posts that she believed was critical of her.

The council will consider a draft resolution accusing de Vera of interfering "in a premeditated, arbitrary and conspiring manner."

Over the summer, the councilwoman allegedly pressured a Pinole city engineer to stop a Hercules resident from blogging about her.