The City of Waco announced that District 2 Waco City Council member and Mayor Pro Tem Hector Sabido submitted his resignation effective Tuesday.
The city is expected to select an appointment to fill this vacancy. Sabido was elected in 2019 and was re-elected earlier this year in May. According to Sabido's resignation letter, the decision was due to a drastic increase in work-life commitments.
"Over the last several months, my responsibilities and duties at work have drastically increased and it is very difficult for me to balance the work between my family, professional career, City Council and other community commitments," said Sabido in the letter on Tuesday. "I feel it would be unjust to the people and the City of Waco to hold this position without giving it 100%."
Sabido said he is resigning with great sadness and regret, and that he was proud to serve the city and the people of District II.
A City Council Work Session on Tuesday, Oct. 5 will hold a presentation to outline the application and appointment process, and illustrate qualifications. Any District II residents who meet the qualifications can submit applications to the city secretary effective Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Anyone interested can find the list of qualifications by calling the city secretary’s office at (254) 750-5750 or on the city's website.