County Commissioner Calling For Resignation of Councilwoman DeLeon - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/21/07

County Commissioner Calling For Resignation of Councilwoman DeLeon

A Lubbock County Commissioner is calling for the resignation of Councilwoman Linda Deleon.  While the public has already tried to boot DeLeon from office on a couple occasions, this is the first attempt from a Lubbock leader.

On October 18th, El Editor, one of Lubbock's Hispanic papers featured a letter from Lubbock's County Commissioner Ysidro Gutierrez. The message was loud and clear. Lubbock City Councilwoman Linda DeLeon should resign. Gutierrez lists seven reasons why, one of those mentions her vote for renaming Canyon Lake Drive to Cesar E. Chavez Drive. Gutierrez writes  DeLeon's vote does not honor Mr. Chavez, it is an insult to him. He also states, that the city council's approval of a chopped up street is not victory, it is a defeat.

Petition organizers Armando and Christopher Gonzales have attempted to oust DeLeon on two occasions. Both times those attempts failed. Now Gutierrez is voicing his opinion stating, "during an October 11th, 2007 council meeting that I became convinced that Linda is an embarrassment to the Hispanic community." Gutierrez wrapped up the letter stating, "I am convinced that Linda DeLeon is unfit to be a representative of the people of Lubbock. She should resign.

In Gutierrez' letter he also mentioned that at one time he did consider DeLeon a friend. NewsChannel 11 called both Linda DeLeon and Ysidro Gutierrez for a comment, neither of them returned our phone calls.

To view the letter (click here).

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