Today comes news that Mayor Salinas and his gang have re-opened the cleanup efforts of Los Martinez and other effected areas to volunteers who were previously doing the work while the Mayor himself was parading in front of the TV cameras.
As you recall, Salinas had asked the volunteers to stand down and took over the cleanup effort in the name of the City, directing all volunteers to Erasmo Villarreal in his office.
Well THAT lasted all of a day and a half! Now, the Big Man has asked the volunteers, particularly his rival, Council Man Gene Belmares, to start back up again.
But WHY? Was it because the public outrage over his behavior was so serious? If you read local blogs and see Facebook or YouTube, then you’ll see how angry people were at the Mayor’s grandstanding dance.
Or could it be because the phone was ringing off the hook in Erasmo Villarreal’s office and the City just couldn’t handle something as serious as helping its neighborhoods at a time of crisis?
Either way, this continues to be an enormous embarrassment to the people of Laredo, and an insult to anybody who supported this joker four years ago.
What will he come up with next?