DEWEY, CHEETHAM & HOWE
Assembly Member Luis Alejo wrote a letter to Mayor Eduardo Montesino and city council members this past Monday voicing his support to appoint Planning Commissioner Felipe Hernandez to the city council. I was surprised and wondered if Alejo is out of the loop here in Watsonville since he moved to Salinas, has just gone loopy, or is it his standard ploy of getting news media attention for himself.
When the NFL draft comes up here real soon, how possible is it that the Indianapolis Colts are going to trade their first round draft pick, Stanford’s quarterback Andrew Luck, straight across to the 49ers for QB Alex Smith? Planning Commissioner Corley has about as much chance as being selected to the city council as Smith has becoming a Colt. And Alejo is so worried Corley might pull an upset that he took the time to sit down and write a letter on state letterhead to our mayor and city council? Are we to believe that?
I wonder if Felipe Hernandez is cognizant that most likely Alejo is using him for his own news media grabbing attention stepping stone. If he isn’t, then he should fit right in with the majority of our city council.
But, if I was Commissioner Hernandez I would be more upset with Santa Cruz City Council Member Tony Madigral for also voicing his support along with Alejo’s. Council member Madrigal pleaded no contest on Nov. 2010 for using a computer and text messaging while driving and was sentenced to 3 days in county jail. We can thank the big guy upstairs that council member Madrigal isn’t a fireman here in Watsonville and driving the new, well somewhat worn, aerial ladder fire truck. Can you imagine, no brakes and the driver text messaging while also Googling “How to avoid jail time?”
Thursday’s city council meeting will probably be more like a chest thumping contest and a back slapping party. Watsonville is doing great and we are all proud of ourselves for all the jobs we created and all the new businesses we attracted to our downtown.
And take a look at that new parking lot we paved…we don’t want anybody tripping and falling after a night of drinking.