Tensions seem to be running high in Walnut, where newly-inducted Mayor Mary Su and Councilwoman Nancy Tragarz (to the left, to the left) have been targeted for a recall effort.
The two, along with councilmen Tom King and Antonio Cartagena, held a press conference Saturday morning disputing claims that Tragarz and Su haven’t done enough to oppose the proposed NFL stadium in neighboring Industry.
Reporter Brian Day attended the press conference and said the first thing he got from Tragarz was a written statement, and a typed, two-page list of all the documented action she’s taken on the stadium. Gotta give her props for being prepared.
Here’s some of things she wrote on her list:
Sept 11: attended presentation at Senior Center until 10:30 to hear residents concerns
Oct 6-7: Receive approx 100-200 emails on stadium including alleged Brown Act violations
Oct 7-8: Researched law on Brown Act
Nov. 2-3: spent over 5 hours interviewing Task Force applicants
Jan: sent out additional 11 letters to Railroad, School Board, etc. enclosing resolution and asking for their support
Jan. 31: I attended Rally against the stadium
One interesting tidbit about Saturday’s meeting: Councilman and former Mayor Joaquin Lim wasn’t there. He told Day he wasn’t invited, and wouldn’t really give an opinion on the recall. Do I smell a rift coming on?