Uvalde’s newest council member may be absent from future council meetings for a while. The council is holding a special meeting this evening, and one of the agenda items is considering granting a leave of absence to Councilman Pete Arredondo from future meetings. Arredondo is the police chief of the Uvalde CISD, and several have criticized how he handled the massacre at Robb Elementary School. He was elected to the council before the shooting and was absent from the only meeting since his swearing-in. Following that meeting two weeks ago, Mayor Don Mclaughlin told reporters he had little communication with Arredondo.