El Monte released the “administrative summary” today looking into the allegations that Mayor Ernie Gutierrez acted inappropriately at a city function. Here is the
The report concludes that there does not appear to be sufficient materials presented to hire an independent investigator to re-evaluate the matter.
“I would further recommend not spending additional staff time on this matter. The Mayor may wish to meet with the Sister City Commission to air any concerns and to allay any fears that these issues could recur.”
Mayor Gutierrez in the report stated that none of his actions were inappropriate.
There were nine commissioners interviewed. One of them claimed that she heard the Mayor “speak in Spanish about graffiti removal equipment (“…you can’t keep your (Spanish expletive) city clean?’) Additionally she stated that she heard the Mayor say that he can get anything he wants donated to the new Sister City, as he runs this (same Spanish word) city.”
In the report, the Mayor stated that the one Commissioner who stated she had overheard the comments, “was too busy assisting and runnin gthe dinner that she couldn’t have overheard any statements.”