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City does not take action on challenging mayor’s veto, once again extends city manager’s contract

EL PASO, Texas – El Paso city representatives voted not to discuss the Mayor's veto last week regarding the City Manager's contract extension but instead continued discussion regarding the city manager's current contract.

The Mayor last week vetoed a contract extension approved by the council last Monday during a special meeting.

Instead of attempting to override the veto, the council voted to approve a 5-year extension to Gonzalez's current contract until 2029.

City Manager Tommy Gonzalez will continue to earn what he is currently earns, $404 thousand dollars annually, and keep merit pay increases if city leaders approve it.

The revised contract extension does not include a salary cap.

Gonzalez keeps all the severance pay agreements in his 2019 contract.

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Saul Saenz

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