Lemon Grove Council considers condemnation of a colleague

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We’ve seen some disruptive elected officials over the years, or those accused of being disruptive. In more recent years, then Councilmember Ben Kalasho in El Cajon and former San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre come immediately to mind.

Yet we’re not sure we’ve seen anything quite like this little flap in Lemon Grove, over Councilwoman Liana LeBaron. See link below.

Councilmember George Gastil sent an email encouraging those who live in Lemon Grove and care about how the city functions to attend a special City Council meeting on Tuesday.

“Ms. LeBaron often says that she was elected to serve the people,” said Gastil. “All five of us were elected by the people, and I have to say four of us are serious about serving the people. The people did not elect Ms. LeBaron so that she could disrupt meetings, harass staff, and swear at her fellow Council members. That is not serving anyone, and that is what needs to stop.”

SD Rostra has reached out to LeBaron for a comment.

On Facebook, LeBaron commented as follows

“The City Council, City Manager, City Attorney, City Clerk and Assistant City Manager are trying to silence me for doing the public’s work … City Council is holding a meeting to punish me for the work I do on your behalf … I encourage everyone to attend the meeting.”

Consideration of Resolution condemning certain misconduct of Councilmember Liana LeBaron

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  1. Gastil certainly has a comment when it is convenient. Oh the irony as he sits at the meetings looking like a puppet for our incompetent mayor. Liana was voted in by the people of this fine city to do exactly what she is doing….question the actions of the city and where our money is being spent. Call her a distraction or what you may but the people of this city are sick of the condemning of Liana in order to avoid the heavy conversations. Gastil should be ashamed of himself, he is a coward.

  2. After reading the resolution, the council members are opening a lawsuit for first amendment free speech. The councilwoman’s actions are one thing in the meeting, but you cannot censorship outside the meeting.

    If the councilwoman has concerns about the legality of the inner working of the council, I say to prove her allegation wrong and provide the documents request to her and the public.

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