Are they saying that someone who is responsible for implementing a residents' self-sufficiency program, i.e., English as a second language, citizenship, computer training and has established partnership with the public and private sector to provide skills to the residents is not a people person?
Let's just be honest and make it perfectly clear this whole "mess" is not about job performance. The commissioners appointed by the council have launched a personal attack on the director with the sole purpose to "oust" her.
There is a saying that even Stevie Wonder can see that. I would expand it to include even Jose Feliciano and Helen Keller can see that.
Unless one has failed kindergarten, it is plain that the Housing Authority's saga of events are very well orchestrated. A handful of residents and a few commissioners have made a mockery of the city of Calexico, with support of the City Council.
Something is terribly wrong with this picture. The problem lies with the City Council. One thing we all learn in Politics 103 is when you appoint people, you generally appoint people who share similar or same beliefs. And like Judas, they can always wash their hands clean.
The commissioners are extensions of the council. The reality is you cannot separate the commissioners' actions and behavior from the City Council.
The great legends of Calexico Hispanic political activism, Grande Herrera, Willie Moreno, Luis Legapsi, Tayo Ibarra, Spud Moreno and Hector Burgos, just to name a few, believed in empowering the people, not misuse of power by manipulation of the people.
To the City Council I say let's be an example of how good, fair and just politics can work for the people, not for possible re-election of a few. To the silent majority, I say the vocal minority has spoken. Now its time for the majority to take a stand for what is just and correct, for the future of the Calexico Housing Authority is in your hands.