City receives ethics complaint from former city councilman

by Zack Hedrick, Fox San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO — The city is responding to a complaint filed by a former city councilman that alleges an abuse of power by the city’s ethics auditor.

“I filed a complaint stating that the ethics auditor had violated the ethics code herself,” said Carlton Soules.

The complaint filed by Soules stems from another that was turned in by a woman back in December.

“The lady that filed it alleged that there was a conflict of interest with the bond committees,” said Soules.

She alleges committee members were using their position to get an inside track for projects they had direct interest in.

The complaint specifically cites the UTSA government affairs lobbyist playing a direct role in deciding if the city would fund a $10 million project for the college.

“That’s a violation of the ethics code,” said Soules.

“Albert Carrisalez was asked to serve on the facilities committee which he did,” said Christian Archer, spokesman for the city’s bond…

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