Grand Jury Report

NEWS FLASH-- RUMOR

By Emilio, on Jun 30, 2011

Airport Manager Don French has resigned according to an anonymous source. Today is supposed to be his last day. Rumors are that he and City Manager Carlos Palacios may have had a falling out. Maybe this is indication that there is going to be allot of fallout from the Grand Jury Report.

THE GRAND JURY REPORT or THE SPARK THAT STARTED THE FIRE

By Emilio, on Jun 30, 2011

 

Due to the amount of information needed to explain the purchase of the fire truck a series of 3-4 segments will be written. Thank You for your patience.

 

~Emilio Martinez


The Grand Jury’s Mr. Steve Johnson explained at yesterday’s (Wednesday June 29th) news conference that a news article prompted the Grand Jury to look into the City of Watsonville’s practices. That “article” was probably written by Mr. Steve Bankhead whose op-ed in the Register-Pajaronian questioned the approval by the Planning Commission to allow Jalisco’s restaurant to construct an outside patio where hazardous materials existed. The Planning Commission, which I was a member of at the time, was not advised by staff (John Doughty and Keith Boyle) of the hazardous materials while recommending the approval of the Special Use Permit to Stella Romo.

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