Monday, Aug. 20, 2007 | I think I represent the view of the classic “silent majority” on this one — even if they aren’t aware of the depth of this matter (which they probably aren’t anyway).
But I think City Attorney Mike Aguirre is the most interesting and courageous figure in this entire fiasco concerning the finances of the finest city. I appreciate his “Damn-the-Torpedos” approach … it’s encouraging, it proves that integrity and justice can actually have a voice in our city’s corruption-swamped higher offices, and it’s just too interesting not to follow.
Those naysayers (city council members, city employees, good-ol-boy club members) who constantly try to thwart Aguirre are all part of the existing power-for-money structure of city government or are directly profiting from the financial status quo, which the city attorney is actively trying to reverse and make right.
Eventually, his legal strategy will prevail with a salient victory and maybe just one time, the timing and irrevocable chain of events caused by such a victory (hopefully in prelude to an election year) will rollback this cancer inflicted by all these corrupt politicians and bureaucrats! Go Mike!