Immigration attorney joins Grand Terrace City Council
LeeAnn's statement "I look forward to working with you," Garcia told Hays after the meeting. "I was unable to support you, as I really do not know you." She could not support Sylvia Robles although approved by 1700 voters and clearly qualified on the matter of the budget because, she doesn't like her. The citizens wish the new council member well, however the Council did not select the best qualified candidate because of Garcia and McNaboe's personal feelings, not because of the qualifications. These Garcia and McNaboe should be given a voter reaction for their insistence on not selecting the best candidate for the council.
Perhaps he can Guide the Council in the use Federal Law to Claw Back some of the losses due to improper management in the past. Debt Bonds are regulated by the Federal Government. Some of the other funds received have Federal Regulations tied to them. The Federal Courts over lap some of the type of cases that State Court handles. Often State Courts will not hear or get a local government case because of cronism in local politics and the Federal Courts is the only jurisdiction that will take on local government individuals.
Perhaps he will apply the attention to detail a good lawyer should have in case preparation. At a minimum he should be able to aid the city in writing better terms and conditions and detailed line item scope of work or specification requirements into the contracts and agreements so we never build something that can't pass code again, or find ourself paying for a Developers error in planning or building. His being on the Council will be a wait and see situation as the citizens don't know him.
He starts with a clean slate, Garcia and McNaboe not so much.