Ethics Commission meeting on Councilman Alex Perez put on hold

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The Ethics Commission was set to meet on Wednesday night to discuss a complaint made by a local business owner against Councilman Alex Perez.

However, the meeting was cancelled due to a lack of quorum which is causing a lot of speculation and even a protest.

The Ethics Committee was set to meet to discuss whether or not the actions made by Councilman Alex Perez to have city staff look into a business were unethical.

Business owner Victor Gomez has been fighting for justice ever since he brought the issue to City Council.

Back in May, the Ethics Committee discussed the issue but could not make a decision since Gomez had not made a formal complaint.
Two months later, the meeting is once again postponed.
This time because several members have resigned from the committee.
What we know so far is that three people have resigned.

Ryan Henry says, "The commission has been very adamant about making sure not only is the process in full technical compliance with the ordinances but that it is the outward impression is in fact that it is fair and impartial. It wasn't to remove any appearance of fair or unfair or biased perceptions."

The next step after this is for council to appoint someone to fill the open slots for the Ethics Commission and then from there move forward with the meeting to determine if the actions were unethical.

No word yet on how long that will take but some have speculated that they can meet very soon.