A married San Fernando councilman who publicly revealed that he was having an affair with a colleague last year has resigned, according to he L.A. Times, which also stated that “Councilman Mario Hernandez’s resignation came just days after the City Council unexpectedly fired the city’s police chief.”
Hernandez had an affair with a fellow Council Member, and he did the right thing and resigned. What about Santa Ana Council Member Carlos Bustamante? He has been charged with a plethora of felony sex crimes and public theft, and Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas basically called him a predator. Why hasn’t Bustamante done the right thing and resign from the Santa Ana City Council?
Check out what Hernandez had to say on the way out:
“I wish to apologize to the community for the inconveniences caused by my personal life,” he went on to say. “It was never my intent to damage or inconvenience our City. Although I did not let these issues affect the execution of my duties as an elected representative, I feel submitting my resignation will help continue to heal the city.” (Source: ABC News)
Will Bustamante ever apologize for his alleged actions? Don’t hold your breath. Bustamante is up for reelection this November. Already two candidates have declared for his seat – Tea Party Republican Charles Hart, who like Bustamante is an Orange County manager, and attorney Eric Alderete, a member of the Santa Ana Planning Commission.