Calexico Councilman Castro reprimanded

 

CALEXICO, Calif. – Councilman Luis Castro has had his share of problems over the past year with allegations of racial slurs… calling the Mayor a clown and allegedly cursing one community member.

Censoring him was on the agenda a few weeks ago but he apologized and it didn’t happen.

Shortly after he was videotaped cursing a business owner who owns a bus service.

Censoring him on the agenda again.

LOLO PEREZ

I wasn’t gonna tell you any bad words.  I was just gonna ask you the next time that I bring an item probably pretty soon for you to recuse yourself from voting because you have a conflict of interest.

MARIBEL PADILLA

You are the councilman not Mr. Perez.  You signed the code of ethics not Mr. Perez.  So you are supposed to be above.  Quit being a Naco and act like a councilman.

Castro says his son owns a bus service and hasn’t recused himself when Perez’s bus service is on the agenda.

CASTRO

He approached to me and I was on the attack.  I’m apologizing to the community because I used offensive language. In my culture we can fix this problem differently.

Three of the council members voted to reprimand Castro of conduct unbecoming a councilman.

In Clx MB.

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