Welcome to the big leagues, Diamond Bar councilwoman Ling-Ling Chang.
You won a council seat in November and have occupied it a mere four weeks.
But you’ve already done something to irk some people.
Already, a group (or what appears to be one) is bent on keeping tabs on you.
A recent example: “Citizens Watching Councilmember Ling-Ling Chang” has been circulating e-mails about a recent Chang vote.
(We received a couple this week.)
At a Dec. 15 meeting, the city council approved the contract of a city consultant Gary Neely by a vote of 3-2 with Chang voting in favor.
The problem, however, the group alleges, is that Chang took $198 in contributions from Neely in her successful council run.
She did, according to her campaign finance statements. A review of the other Nov. city council candidates — from current council members Steve Tye and Ron Everett to newcomers David T. Liu, Robert Velazquez, Lucy Huang and Shawn “S” Dhand — didn’t reveal any other Neely contributions.
The group didn’t return two follow-up e-mails seeking comment and more importantly, questions of who they are.
But there is one telling paragraph in their e-mail to us that shows we likely won’t be getting a response:
Unfortunately, we are not willing to disclose our names out of fear of political retaliation and rebuke by the New Diamond Bar Council Majority, because we will be ridiculed by the Councilmembers Herrera and Tye on the truth that we are trying to convey if anyone would listen and wake up!