Tuesday, Apr. 01, 2008
Letter to the Editor: Simpatico friendship
Wasn't it refreshing to hear Greg Hostetler speak up for the mayor and explain his loans to Tommy Jones are all paid up and this legal transaction was just one guy doing another guy a "good deed." It was all done while the mayor was just a plain average citizen like the rest of us so it should have no bearing on how the mayor would vote today on anything that Greg wants from the council.
Annexation at this time of economic uncertainty is not reasonable. Some other force must be at work to cause the mayor to feel so strongly about it. Mayor Jones even wanted the annexation before the general plan was finished.
Not one comment was made from the council about this issue. And the fact that Greg showed up to say what the mayor could not say also shows that the mayor and Greg are still working together.
The council must remain silent because this issue is serious. The loans by Greg to Tommy should have been revealed while he was running for mayor and should have been cause for him to recuse himself from votes on Ranchwood projects. The mayor kept it a secret and voted anyway. Both Greg and Tommy knew the truth, but the rest of us were just supposed to believe Tommy was looking out for the best interest of the citizens of Los Baños. Tommy is really looking out for the best interest of citizen Hostetler.