City Manager Allegedly Never Saw Contract Offering City Attorney Payout

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Can El Paso City Manager Tommy Gonzalez be held to a contract that he allegedly wasn’t aware of until KTSM reported on it?

That’s the question we are working to find out.

Mayor Dee Margo is still not talking about the quarter-million dollar payout to City Attorney Sylvia Borunda Firth.  She’s stepping down and getting that money at the end of the month.

The separation agreement shows the City Manager is required to give a “positive response” any time he is asked about Firth.

KTSM has learned that Gonzalez, who does not oversee Firth, allegedly didn’t know she was leaving until the station reported it.  Also, Gonzalez allegedly did not know he was tied to the agreement until days after the agreement was released by the City.

Margo says he won’t be making a comment until after a special City Council meeting on Monday, when City Council takes up a vote on the separation agreement between the City and Firth, though it’s not clear why.  Margo and Firth signed and notarized the agreement on April 26th.

Stay with KTSM NewsChannel 9 as we work to get you answers.

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