George Zavala’s May 26 complaint against Rep. Cassandra Hernandez will be heard by the Ethics Review Commission today in the second-floor conference room of City Hall at 5:30pm.

Zavala claims Hernandez violated multiple statutes when she purchased $6,691 of gas in 2022 (35% of all gas purchased by the City Council and Mayor); she purchased gas on consecutive days 23 times (including one instance of 3 consecutive days); she permitted another person (e.g. her husband Jeremy Jordan) to purchase gas with her City gas card (including in Carlsbad, NM); and she permitted another person to use her gas card while she was seated in City Council and while away on business in Vancouver.

Zavala claims Hernandez violated the City Fuel Card Policy as well as Article II (2.92.020), Sect. A(1) and Sect. A(7) of the El Paso Municipal Code.

You can view the entire complaint, its 12 exhibits, and related legal correspondence on the City Ethics Review Commission agenda under item 4.


Members of the public may attend the hearing in City Hall at 300 N. Campbell Street and sign up for public comment shortly before 5:30pm.

Alternatively, the public may join by computer or mobile app:

Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 222 148 524 75

Passcode: TWft66

Or call in (audio only) 

+1 915-213-4096,,91873066# United States, El Paso

Phone Conference ID: 918 730 66#

One assumes the public can provide public comment virtually in this way, but there are no instructions on the agenda or guidelines provided by the City.

Please make your voice heard!

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