The fire chief of Travis County Emergency Services District No. 4 has resigned under pressure from the district board after it was revealed that his two daughters and his future son-in-law were on the payroll. Flo Soliz resigned effective Monday. He had been fire chief since 2010.
What is unclear from news reports is whether this was simply another firefighter being caught-up in a well-intentioned but overly-broad nepotism policy, or whether ethical boundaries had actually been crossed in terms of hiring and supervision.