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I’d like to offer a bit of background on my reporting of yesterday’s story about Barrio Logan’s community plan update.
I’ve received a couple of e-mails from readers in which they address the controversial comments made by neighborhood activist Rachael Ortiz, a member of the stakeholder committee.
Reader O.P. said:
As to the actual content of the article, if Ms. Ortiz said the things she is quoted as saying, she should be removed. This is always a big “if”, but it doesn’t appear that she is denying the comments, just their racist nature.
There is not any question as to whether Ortiz made the comments I attributed to her.
Something I should have mentioned in the story, but did not, is that I got the quote directly from an audio recording of the Sept. 9 stakeholder committee meeting. The audio recording is a public record, available from the city’s Planning Department upon request.