I wrote this story in Saturday’s paper about an investigation into whether Baldwin Park Councilman Ricardo Pacheco berated a department head in a recent telephone conversation.
Since I couldn’t fit everything into the story, I thought I’d throw a couple of other quotes here on the blog.
Mainly, Mayor Manuel Lozano had some harsh words for Pacheco, with Lozano comparing his fellow peer to council members in South Gate who landed in jail.
“(Pacheco) was highly trained in South Gate on how to play dirty politics,” Lozano said. “He’s no different than politicians in South Gate that ended up in prison.”
Lozano also said Pacheco has a history of berating employees — “I think at this point, he just got caught.”
Pacheco denies all of the allegations and said the entire City Council is conspiring against him because he filed intent forms to run against Lozano for the mayor’s spot in November.