Former City Council Member Claudia Ordaz No Longer Face Ethics Charges

Former city council member Claudia Ordaz no longer faces ethics charges. The city came to the decision yesterday. Ordaz was accused of going over the allowed limit stipulated by a city ordinance for a representative’s use of discretionary funds. The issue stems from a six thousand dollar expenditure authorized by Ordaz for a mailer encouraging district six and seven residents to disapprove of a proposed lower valley medical waste facility. A city ordinance allows any elected city representative to freely spend only up to one thousand dollars of discretionary funds.