Local leaders

Dear Editor:Bravo to David Ramsey and Alicia Limar for putting into the nicest words what I really wanted to say about these two skunks last week. ("Abstaining Councilmen," Letters to the Editor, 5/19/11) These two gentlemen, who's position it is to help us, totally ducked out of their jobs in fear of losing face to those in the dark underworld. OK, maybe not the dark underworld, but close - politicians sometimes qualify as they are proving to us here. Did Mayor Luis Marquez and Councilman Fernando Vasquez forget what they are in office to do? I don't care what side of the fence they are in regards to the Wal-Mart bill or union dealings or anything else... pro or con is not the issue here. The issue here is the way in which these two misplaced (supposed) leaders think only about their own hide and not ours. This isn't Bell last I checked. It does start with little things those in charge think we don't see and then they step in their own mess and think "Oh gosh, I made a mistake, please forgive me, just don't check my bank dealings." We might not have any idea what Marquez and Vasquez are really thinking because they're hiding behind paper walls. Get out from behind and lead us or get out. -- Ernesto Flores, Downey

********** Published: May 26, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 6