Mary Suhm | KERA News

Mary Suhm

Doualy Xaykaothao / KERA News

When the Dallas City Council approved the contract for new city manager A.C. Gonzalez this week, it included a starting salary of $400,000 per year. That’s almost $100,000 more than his experienced predecessor, Mary Suhm. And it has at least one former council member asking questions.

BJ Austin / KERA News

One Dallas City Council member is calling for an independent investigation of the city manager’s handling of a 2008 gas drilling lease.  But a majority of the council is strongly in Mary Suhm’s corner.