Social Media Raises Ethics Question at City Hall

Looks can be deceiving.

An ethics complaint against City Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales dismissed, after review by the city’s ethics board.

“The ERB found unanimously that she did not violate the ethics code and had not uses a Facebook page in violation of the city’s ethics code,” Deputy City Attorney Ed Guzman told KTSA News.

The complaint, filed back in June, alleged Gonzales used her ‘official’ City Council Facebook page to promote a Hillary Clinton-related event.

“As it was stated, there was an assumption made by the complainant that said that she was using a City Facebook page for political purposes and it was actually a private page that Councilwoman Gonzales was using, not a city webpage,” he said.

If you visit District 5 Councilwoman Shirley Gonzales’ Facebook page it does look like an official page, but Guzman insists it is not.



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