An outside investigation found that City Manager David Cavazos’ complaints of sexual harassment against Councilwoman Michele Martinez were unfounded. It also explored allegations that Cavazos ordered a staffer to monitor Mayor Miguel Pulido’s emails.
City Manager David Cavazos said he felt “jumped” when asked him to sign an ethics pledge that other city managers had not been asked to sign. It all relates to an investigation into Cavozos’ relationship with a city employee.
In a letter to Mayor Miguel Pulido, David Cavazos argues his romantic relationship with a city staffer breaks no laws or city rules. But ethics experts say such relationships pose a conflict of interest and open the door to lawsuits.
Council members authorized up to $500,000 in legal services to defend against a growing number of lawsuits challenging measure BB, the new law that legalizes and regulates medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.