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City Manager’s goals following ethics investigation

el paso’s city manager still under the microscope. city reps say they’re still evaluating the documents they requested from city manager tommy gonzalez after that ethics investigation. let’s get right to abc-7’s maria garcia. city council asked gonzalez to report all outside pay he’s received… … plus proof of what he paid city rep larry romero for doing his taxes. among other things. the mayor has told me gonzalez needs to provide better documentation for what he paid romero. 00:47 i think that he addressed some of the actions that he’s going to take and some of the concerns that city council had mayor oscar leeser says gonzalez and the council have worked hard to clear the air. but one thing that’s not clear: gonzalez turned in what appears to be a carbon copy of the 100 dollar chec says he paid to city rep. larry romero to do his taxes. 01:02 what he gave me is a copy of a copy and i would like a copy of a check and he said he would provide that for me. you see the council requested and invoice and proof of payment from gonzalez to romero. and the carbon copy of the check is not enough, the mayor told me. 01:06 the copy of the check? right when i looked at it. i asked him and i said that that would be one of the first questions you all would ask and i would appreciate it and he said he’d give me one council also requiring gonzalez to have a succession plan for every key city employee in every single department. that’s a big task – that could take up to a year. 02:04 whether you are talking about city or any business, a good manager is when he leaves and no one notices he’s gone. and that’s our goal is to make sure that we have the perfect successor. i asked the city if gonzalez had turned in the additional documentation. a spokeswoman told me she’s checking. city rep. michiel noe told me he pays 200 dollars to get his personal and professional taxes done every year as a doctor… so he says for him – the amount gonzalez paid romero to do his taxes is not suspicious. as we told you – former city manager joyce

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