The Leander Ethics Commission is scheduled to convene 7 p.m. May 14 to review allegations against city council member Jason Dishongh.
Former Leander volunteer firefighter Braden Frame submitted three complaints to the Leander Ethics Commission April 29, alleging that Dishongh, while acting as treasurer of the PAC Leander Taxpayers for Responsible Government, accepted funds before establishing the PAC and missed a paperwork filing deadline. The special-purpose PAC is campaigning against civil service for the Leander Fire Department.
Documents show Frame has filed similar complaints with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Dishongh said he indeed missed the deadline to file the PAC's financial report but denies any money was accepted before the PAC was established March 18, the day he was appointed treasurer. He said his PAC responsibilities are separate from his role as a councilman, and therefore not within the Leander Ethics Commission's jurisdiction.
The Leander Ethics Commission is comprised of seven members appointed by city council members. The city-based commission has the power to investigate grievances filed against city council members and city staff. Based on findings, the commission can make recommendations to the city manager or city council.