The squabble between city Rep. Peter Svarzbein and Mayor Oscar Leeser is over, according to a statement released by the city late Tuesday.

“The Mayor and Mayor Pro Temp had a constructive conversation and will continue to practice civility and professionalism during discussions and debates. Both remain committed to moving the City of El Paso forward and will continue to work together to see great things happen in El Paso,” according to the statement.

City officials said Leeser and Svarzbein recently met with Alternate Mayor Pro Tempore Cissy Lizarraga to discuss the Code of Conduct complaint filed by Svarzbein.

Svarzbein filed a code of conduct complaint against the mayor on June 6 after the pair had a heated exchange during a discussion regarding City Manager Tommy Gonzalez’s recent five-year contract extension.

Svarzbein, in the complaint, alleged Leeser threatened him with physical violence in February but he didn’t file a complaint until last week.

Elida S. Perez is a senior reporter for El Paso Matters. Her experience includes work as city government watchdog reporter for the El Paso Times, investigative reporter for El Paso Newspaper Tree and communities...