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Galena Park in the spotlight for political controversy.

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The city of Galena Park is once again in the spotlight for its political controversy.

"Maybe you should act more like a mayor and not sucha b***" one local resident said before he was escorted out of the meeting by police.

It was a cursing declaration and a pivital moment where Tuesday night's meeting at Galena Park City Hall reached new heights, and the political saga continued. First with comments from the audience.

"You really need to start working with the people here," one commentator said.

"This is a request, an open records request, I want to know, this city has had a hidden agenda for the past 40 years," another local resident announced, referring to the city's financial records.

Following public comments the council proceeded in their arguments toward one another throughout the meeting.

This messy political stand-off came directly after mayor Esmerelda Moya was sworn in on July 1st.

Her first official act in Galena Park was to allege corruption and try to clean house.

One of those officials on the chopping block, city administrator Robert Pruett.

"A lot of people have a lot of miss information about this city," Pruett said. "She's a newly elected mayor. She needs to get her feet wet. I think she'll come around"

But according to the mayor, and her announcement at Tuesdays commission meeting, she won't be coming around.

"You are hereby advised that I will be filling complaints against you," mayor Moya announced during the meeting.

Complaints, the mayor tells us after the meeting, to put an end to the old boys club

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