A Hercules City Council member will again be in the hot seat this week, with the rest of the council discussing her possible censure.
Council Member Myrna de Vera is facing a censure for allegedly contacting the Pinole-based employer of a contracter who posted a critical blog post on this site last summer.
The council is scheduled to discuss the item at its meeting Tuesday, set for 7 p.m. at 111 Civic Drive.
The Hercules City Council initially discussed the possible censure in November, but found it did not have the authority to remove her as vice mayor or fine her $1,000 as was initially sought, according to the Contra Costa Times.
In a September email to Patch, de Vera denied the council's charges. She said she did not ask the contractor's employer to silence him, but said the incident showed poor judgment and "caused the perception of a concerted effort to stifle a citizen’s free speech rights."
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