The City Council agreed Tuesday to ask the district attorney to investigate allegations that former Councilman Donald Schultze violated conflict-of-interest laws by borrowing $40,000 from the sister of a developer.
Schultze, who served on the council from 1980 to 1984, said he would welcome an investigation. He said he has "nothing to hide" and feels that the allegations are part of an effort to discredit him as he seeks to be elected again on April 8.
The allegations were brought by former Councilwoman Margaret Vineyard, a longtime foe of Schultze and an ally of Mayor Lupe Cabrera and Councilman Jack Myers, who are seeking reelection.
In an interview following the meeting, Schultze acknowledged that he had borrowed the money in March, 1982, from Barbara Helm, the sister of developer Harold Clayton.