HITCHCOCK — City Commissioners are set to discuss the possible firing of Hitchcock Police Chief Clay Kennelly at a meeting today.
An item on the commission’s regular meeting agenda calls for discussion and possible action to terminate the police chief “for job performance and loss of confidence.”
Kennelly, Mayor Anthony Matranga and Commissioner Lee Sander did not respond to phone and email messages left during the weekend.
Kennelly, 60, was named interim chief in 2009 after the retirement of former Police Chief Glenn Mannis. Commissioners voted to name Kennelly chief in February 2010.
A Hitchcock native, Kennelly began his career in law enforcement at the local police department when he was 17 years old.
After stints with the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and Texas City Police Department, Kennelly returned to Hitchcock and served as police chief from 1985 to 1990.
Kennelly also worked with the Texas Department of Public Safety after hurricanes Katrina and Rita as a technical assistance contractor.
The City Commission will discuss Kennelly’s job performance in executive session.
Commissioners also will discuss and possibly adopt a 2014-15 tax rate and budget at today’s meeting.
More information on the proposed tax rate was not available during the weekend.
At a glance
WHAT: City Commissioners meeting
WHEN: 6:30 p.m. today
WHERE: City Hall, 7423 state Highway 6, in Hitchcock
DETAILS: City Commissioners will discuss Police Chief Clay Kennelly’s job performance in executive session