The Financial Oversight and Audit Committee (FOAC) will be meeting tomorrow at 1:00pm and they just posted the backup to their agenda. There you will find the City Council & City Manager’s Commercial Fuel Card Review No. P2023-06.
We just learned that in 2022, City Rep. Cassandra Hernandez purchased 1,944 gallons of gas at taxpayer expense at a cost of $6,691, which is 35% of all gas purchased by the entire City Council and Mayor in that year!
What was she driving? A jet airplane?
In October 2022 she purchased gas 15 times!
We also see that Hernandez made multiple purchases of gas on consecutive days, and several times filled up her tank three days in a row!
Former City Rep. Claudia Lizette Rodriguez purchased 1,459 gallons in 2022.
The Mayor and other City Council reps did not spend anywhere near what Hernandez and Rodriguez spent.
This is a scandal of the highest order!
Under state law (Sex. 39.02), misuse of government property, services or any other thing of value belonging to the government in the amount of $2,500 or more is a “state jail felony.”