As Fresno’s mayoral race brings out more TV ads, candidate and Councilman Lee Brand boasts on all these measures (19) he’s written over the last eight years on protecting the city on its many financial endeavors and city business.
What I can’t quite grasp is how back in 2013, the whole Measure G fiasco; on how the city was going to go bankrupt and lay off police officers if the city didn’t privatize the city’s trash pickup. Brand backed Mayor Ashley Swearengin on this failed measure. A year later, the city hired over 50 positions in the police department. I bet Brand “didn’t know” where that money came from.
Then in 2015 there were the bonuses that were handed out in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to top city administrators at City Hall. Of course, Brand “didn’t know” where that money came from either or even acknowledged he had any “knowing” of the bonuses.
And now in 2016 he “didn’t know” about the discolored water in his district? I cannot vote for someone who seems to know only what he wants to know. I do know Brand is someone I won’t be voting for. Supervisor Henry Perea For mayor!
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Tony Cruz, Fresno