“Yea, a bad one!” yelled a non-Cedillo fan from the crowd.
Before the debate even got started, a man came to the front of the stage and began to yell to the crowd. I couldn’t tell if this was planned. I looked around and it didn’t seem that way as people asked him to stop.
I didn’t get everything he said, but from the sound of it – Luca Barton was upset that he couldn’t partake in the debate as a write-in candidate. Don’t know the full story there. He even tried to convince the moderator, Gabriela Teissier. I’m not sure if this helped his case.
The following subjects were covered:
Cleanliness of the city
Crime & Safety
Whenever Gil said something that obviously wasn’t true, such as, “Pedestrian safety is our number one priority,” Joe would scowl in dislike. Folks in the crowd would yell, “Bull!” One man even yelled, “Liar Liar, pants on fire!”
It was Cedillo’s favorite thing to say when answering questions:
“We have a record..”
“I have a record..”
*More scowls *
Let’s not forget his non-verbal communication. Several times he would extend his arms across the table as he spoke, to appear bigger and more powerful. He made no eye contact or even looked in the direction when other candidates spoke.
“You have no idea what’s required to be successful,” he said in his closing remarks – almost as attack onto the other candidates. *You can’t handle it*
At the end he didn’t shake hands with the candidates, nor did he stay to chat with the crowd. That’s because there was a crowd that wanted to chat with Joe.
I thought Joe killed it. He was able to answer every question eloquently and pulled it back to “failed leadership” in city hall. His closing words were, “I have accountability of my neighbors; I’m not hiding behind some bubble.”
Read my last post about Joe: He wanted to a be a life guard
IF YOU LIVE IN THE FOLLOWING NEIGHBORHOODS: GLASSELL PARK, CYPRESS PARK, HIGHLAND PARK, MOUNT WASHINGTON, SOLANO CANYON, ELYSIAN PARK, ECHO PARK, WESTLAKE, ANGELINO HEIGHTS, LAFAYETTE PARK, CHINATOWN, LINCOLN HEIGHTS, MONTECITO HEIGHTS, AND PICO UNION.
GO VOTE JOE BRAY-ALI FOR CITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 7 or just go vote!
And if you have time on your hands, volunteer!