Woman in Legal Battle With City Rep. Over Ceiling Leak

POSTED: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 11:41am

UPDATED: Monday, May 3, 2010 - 11:47pm

It has been an on going battle between Flor Muñoz and El Paso City Representative, Emma Acosta.

Muñoz says the ceiling in her garage is falling apart because of a leak coming from the apartment above, which is owned by Acosta.

She says every time the tenants shower, water drips down into her garage. Muñoz tells us she has been trying for the past three years to get Acosta to fix the problem, but still nothing.

" I tried to take her to small claims, it's still pending, it's been about a year. Her lawyer keeps delaying and delaying," Muñoz says.

She showed us documents from last year that show where a city building inspector determined there were violations Acosta needed to repair.

We talked to Representative Acosta over the phone. She tells us the case is still in litigation, so once a judge decides what needs to be done, she will make the necessary repairs.

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We saw the video taken by you and it is obvious the repairs need to get done. She represents the citizens of El Paso!! Defends their rights and she is violating the rights of a tenant to live in safe and healthy conditions. That speaks very badly of Ms. Acosta.

Nellie Portillo

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