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El Paso city council calls special meeting to discuss city attorney, city manager positions

EL PASO CITY COUNCIL

EL PASO, Texas – Following the revelation that El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez is a finalist for a similar job in Frisco, Texas, El Paso's city council will hold a special meeting Monday, May 16, at 9 a.m. to discuss and review the annual performance evaluations of the city attorney and city manager.

ABC-7 reached out to all city council representatives about the special meeting.

District 3 representative, Cassandra Hernandez placed items on the special meeting agenda, calling for city leaders to review and possibly take action regarding the city manager's current contract.

Hernandez tells ABC-7 she wants to look at ways El Paso can review and amend the city manager's current employment agreement.

She says she favors trying to keep Gonzalez in El Paso and praised the city manager's accomplishments.

Representative Joe Molinar said he is not in the loop about what's going on. He says he's aware of the meeting but does not know the specifics. Molinar said the meeting would likely convene and then go into an executive session.

In July of 2021, Gonzalez received a 5% merit increase that put his salary at $400,000.

According to Frisco's city website, the salary range for the city manager position is between $197,978.04 and $336,562.46 annually.

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