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Friday, August 17, 2012

Armas Interviewed School Board Candidates Vying For Chamber's Endorsement

ELECTION ‘12//HAYWARD |
By STEVEN TAVARES & SHANE BOND, The Citizen
Less than five days after bowing out of the race for the Hayward school board, Jesus Armas may be in search of a successor.

Armas, who, after two years, is not seeking re-election to the school board following reports of a illicit affair with another member, interviewed prospective candidates Wednesday afternoon vying for the valuable endorsement of the Hayward Chamber of Commerce. Armas is also a member of the chamber’s board and reportedly led the interview process Wednesday, including a spate of harsh queries for his fellow board member and frequent critic, Luis Reynoso.

“I questioned Jesus why he thinks he can do this,” Reynoso told The Citizen, “and he said, ‘I’m not running anymore.’” According to Reynoso, the group conducting the interview process also included, the head of the chamber, Kim Huggett, a representative from Pacheco Brothers, a landscaping business with strong ties to the district and City Hall and three other people. Huggett would not respond to questions over what occurred at the meeting and said they were confidential, but added former St. Rose CEO Michael Mahoney was also present.

However, it was Armas who did much of the talking, according to Reynoso. “He started it all and just kept firing and the rest just sat there.” Reynoso said Armas chastised him on the issues of building consensus, whether he ever supported a state takeover of the district along with his behavior during board meeting. Since protesting Armas' appointment to the board in early 2010 while his wife also headed the district's human resources department, he as been a favorite target of Reynoso's. When asked about Armas grilling Reynoso, Huggett laughed and added he is beholden to confidentiality.


Many of Armas’ critics, including Reynoso, have repeatedly questioned the lame-duck school board members ties to numerous groups in the city. Armas is widely known to be one of Hayward’s most influential fixers and proverbial sherpa to business outsiders interested in travailing the city’s levels of power. However, since reports in The Citizen last July 25 detailed an on-going romance with board member Maribel Heredia which showed suggestive text message between the two, many in Hayward have begun questioning his ties to land developers as he juggles dual roles as a sought-after consultant and school board president.

Earlier this week, it was reported former Hayward City Council candidate Peter Bufete was urged by Armas to run for one of three open seats on the five-member school board. Bufete, 22, finished fifth in the council race last June while running on a platform, in some ways, more suitable for the school board, while impressing many for his poise and likability.

71 comments :

See how small our town really is. The Good Ole Boys have their fingers in every pot there is. Until someone really cuts Armas off at the knees, he will continue to direct politics here in Hayward.

It has been this way since I was a very young child..."Them that has always gets" was the motto. If you lived below Mission Blvd. you were a "have not" and only dreamed of being accepted by the rich and powerful. I can remember being made fun of because during the summer and early fall, my clothes smelled like tomatoe ketchup from the Hunt's Cannery. It seems when you hang your clothes on the clothes line the wind that dried them also "perfumed" them.

At a ripe old age now, I can say I am glad I lived on the wrong side of Mission Blvd.

Power corrupts and when you're only three feet tall like Jesus it takes up a higher percentage of the body.

What bigger conflick than the current sitting president of the Hayward unified Board of Education heading the interview team to support candidates to replace him. How awfull. If Jesus Armas had any pride he would resign now and more likly since he has no pride he should still resign now. And don't wait till the next meeting. Call it in now.

We are in hell I tell you. Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia and the chamber of Hayward need to go. Thank you Taveres you are the only reporter that actually gets the real news to us.

Bifete is a nice kid but not his own man. Armas enourgaing him to run says it all.

Armas has no shame and lost credibility after his affir with Maribel heredia. He could have done better but there is no accounting for taste, especially bad taste.

What a mess!

I urge everyone to cancel their Hayward Chamber of Commerce membership. I am sure you can find a better use those $500/year. Give the money to your kids.

Hello everyone Jesus Armas and Kim Hugget here. We will be your chamber ambassadors.

Welcome to the Hayward Chamber of Commerce theme park where you will find all the rides for Corruption, Greed, Crooks,and Orgys at a discount for $500 a year. Have fun and as a bonus if you sign up right now. I will throw a set of crotchless panties blessed by your favorite maiden Maribel Heredia.

Now, now. Huggett is a decent man, does a great job at the Chamber and has partnered closely with the City for economic development.


Maribel's discarded clothing? Er, no thx! Wait! What's that saying about not looking at the mantle when poking the fire?

to 6:22, if you are at Hayward chamber and you allow Jesus Armas to do what he does then you are just as corrupt as Armas.

I thought Hugget was the chamber president?

All dogs look alike when they are dirty.

Ditto especially on thanking Tavares for getting this information out to us. The more I learn the more I want Armas out of Hayward. With that said, Hayward please be that force that says enough is enough. Do not let these corrupt politicians take from our community anymore!

My Lord, it's a real clown show they're running at the Hayward C o C these days. What a charade!

That Kim Huggett and the rest of the Chamber fail to see the appearance of an extreme conflict of interest by having a seated School Board member conduct endorsement interviews of one of their colleagues is rather shocking. Making things worse is that the interview conductor, Armas, has been substantially discredited. I'm a blue blood Democrat, but it's obvious to me that the Republican Reynoso did not get a fair hearing from the Chamber.

Oh well, this is the same Chamber which insisted it would be a good idea to violate Hayward zoning rules in order to give the small business-destroying and good job-undermining Wal-Mart extra space to run a grocery in town, so bad judgement appears to be a feature of Huggett's leadership, not a bug.

The Newmanesque rendition of Armas made me laugh out loud. Nice way to end the week, Tavares.

What's next for an appropriate MAD magazine reference: "The Lighter Side of Corruption"?

HUSD Board of Education Meeting
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Open Session 6:30pm
Meeting at Hayward City Hall
777 B Street
Hayward 94541
Council Chamber Room – 2nd Floor

It's not enough to write in these blogs. We must take a stand and attend school board meetings. It's not necessary to speak. Your presence will speak for itself. Be there or be square!

Armas is vengeful. That's how he dominates and gets his way. Not much the Chamber could do about him in the schooll board candidates interviews unless the Chamber got rid of him. Not much prospect of that as long as he pays his memberships dues.

I will be there. I need to see and hear in person, and not just watching from home. Others have talked about signs. Mine will read: "Thank you EBCitizen."

How about this sign:
Tavares for President.

Hayward Parents DEMAND the First 5 Grant people audit your kids' grant money!! My sign will say. HUSD stole my kids money! Expell them!

I would like to know if the other candidates who appeared before the Chamber group found it strange that Armas participated in the interview process? It would seem to me that all of them, including Reynoso should have refused to participate in such a fiasco. I am sure that the "interview" committee could have done its job without Armas being in the room. If they needed his guidence he could have given them prepared questions and examples of the kind of answers that should have come from the candidates.

But, that would have been the ethical and moral thing for Armas to do and it is clear that he marches to a different drum than the majority of this community. He truly believes that his "s..t don't stink" and I guess that the Chamber agrees with him.

seperated at birth Jesus Armas - Alfred E. Newmam

Isn't a typical Chamber of Commerce AGAINST Wal-Mart since it tends to kill off local small businesses? But what does the Hayward CoC do? They vote FOR Wal-Mart coming in with a grocery store when there is a FoodMax, Target, Lucky's and another Wal-Mart all within 1 mile of that location. Someone is getting their hands greased in the backroom to allow deals like this. And then the HCoC, led by Armas, goes after those elected officials that dare speak out against Wal-Mart!

And what about the soon to be infamous Hayward Mini-Loop that all the downtown small businesses fought against but the HCoC did nothing to analyze or investigate what it would do to them? Why did it go through? Because Armas was behind it. Not sure what he's getting out of it, but it's likely have to do with money.

I think Armas is just wielding these positions to do what he thinks is right for himself and for him to make more and more money at the expense of EVERYONE in Hayward. Yet, we let this little tyrant continue on his merry way and pillory those that actually speak out against him and are looking out for us. Gotta like Reynoso since he's gotten all the bad Board members off one-by-one including Armas! Go Luis! Just wish we had someone on the City Council with the same integrity, ethics and courage.

Thank you poster 3:45. I couldn't have said it better myself.

When is the affair with Jesus Armpits and Lisa Dummer gonna b exposed?

Castro Valley and San Lorenzo school board incumbents, some of whom have been in office for more than 20 years, face challengers in the November election.

Too bad there isn't anyone to support Reynoso in his bid to have a vote of no confidence in Jesus Armas. If he could muster 2 more votes then Armas would have to leave his position as President of the BOE and become "just a member"..with no more power than the next trustee. He couldn't control the meeting; couldn't control what goes on the Agenda for board meetings; couldn't command special meetings with the Superintendent and staff; couldn't bully anybody who dared to challenge him. OMG! Armas would be just a little guy(matching his stature) with no power.

Maybe he if that happened he would have to go to some retreat to help him with the onset of dedpress over his loss.

HUSD has long been a culture of CORRUPTION, from the corrupt, incompetent school board (currently Armas, Heredia, and Brunner). . .

. . . to the corrupt (previous Duran-Becnel-Armas (wife) regime), incompetent (current Superintendent) Administration . . .

. . . to the corrupt, powerful HEA, which goes out of its way to keep incompetent/useless teachers employed while allowing newer, competent, energized teachers to be let out the door due to outmoded seniority rules.

The District's low test scores, shoddy education, and dismal school site faciities are the collective result of this long-standing culture of corruption in HUSD.

Reynoso and McGee are trying to shine the light on this corruption, and yet get mocked by posters in this forum.

Our children deserve better than we are currently giving them.

We need a sea change here, a disinfection!!

Out with the ingrained purveyors of this culture of corruption, esp. Armas, Heredia, and Brunner.

They should all resign immediately, and if Brunner doesn't, then I hope that she is successfully recalled.

9:12 you will be surprised but most of us here see the light and support Reynoso and McGee. We want Armas, Heredia and Bruner gone too.

District Name Grad Rate Dropout Rate
Hayward Unified Tennyson High 69.23 25.5
Hayward Unified Mt. Eden High 73.51 23.8
Hayward Unified Hayward High 76.99 19.2
Hayward Unified Impact Academy of Arts & Technology 82.95 9.1
Hayward Unified Leadership Public Schools - Hayward 93.41 3.3

Damn..we should just send all kids to Impact and Leadership.

This is why a majority of the board of at least 3 has to be for education and so far the majority of Jesus Armas, Maribel Heredia, and Lisa Bruner have been doing a lousy job for the kids.

Hayward Chamber of Commerce is corrupt period.
Kim Hugget is a questionable chracter along with all of his so called ambassadorial chamber members.
Do not join that sleazy outfit. I would not doubt if everyone there behaves just like Jesus Armas and has sexual affairs. Why do you think no one in the chamber has come out against that smelly ugly midget Jesus Armas and that disgusting ugly pig Maribel Heredia.
Use your $700 fee for something else.

Annual Membership Dues
(applied for 12 months from date of joining)

Initial Setup Fee $30

Number of Employees
Annual Investment
1-3 $310
4-6 $325
7-10 $350
11-20 $420
21-35 $485
36-50 $540
51-75 $595
76-100 $665
101-150 $795
151-200 $935
201-300 $1,245
301-up


$1,545

Most Nonprofit Organizations $215

WOW and I was complaining about paying $350
Not worth it people. Dump the Hayward chamber of commerce it is corrupt and useless.

They have done nothing for me except just knowing it is a Jesus Armas club of buddies in cahoots.

The Hayward Chamber of Commerce should be looking to kick HUSD's butt all over the place since the low school scores keep businesses from coming to Hayward which drives down property prices which lowers the types of businesses that do come to Hayward. A terrible downward spiral all because of the mismanagement at HUSD and no one holding them accountable! The HCoC should be ashamed of itself.

to 11:47. They wont do that you kiding because Jesus Armas the same guy that had that is in bed with Maribel Heredia also interviews school board candidates to for the school board and is the school board president. Do not expect even the Hayward city council either they are all the same all have a connection. As a small business owner I will not renew my dues and you do the same is better not to have anything to do with those crooks at chamber and council.

OK, anyone from the Hayward Chamber of Commerce (business member or otherwise), here's your chance to rebut some of the negative issues raised in this forum. Simply answer the following three questions:

1) What value does HCoC provide to business that join?
2) What value does HCoC provide to the citizens of Hayward?
3) How do the fees HCoC collect get spent annually to help the business that join and the community in which they do business?

Just giving you a chance to level the playing field.

Member of Chamber,

Well let me see Mr. Anonymous at 12:29

Once a month We have round-table coffee and donuts where you can listen to a local business member speaker give terrible advice or tell(more like shake, studder, and stammer) a horrible boring story.

And...let me see...uhhh our office is next door to a porn shop. You get discount on new release porn.

Oh and we also have a directory that might not have your business listed no matter how much you paid.

Yep that is about it..oh and no money back guarantee.

Oh and uhhh... as added value bonus you get Jesus Armas to train you and your employees on business ethics and how to seduce women with only crotch-less panties.

at 4:36pm, LOL this is why I come to get the latest political news and satire of the east bay.
I am with all of you, dump your membership to the hayward chamber as soon as you can.

Is there any candidates worth supporting for School Board?

Reynoso is the only candidate that looks out for the students and staff of HUSD. He may be brash and outspoken but he speaks the truth when no one else will. I will take someone without "an inside voice" speaking for students and staff any day!

I'm the anon from 6:12. Reynoso quickly lost me after his interruptions added to the disarray of inefficiency at board meetings. He speaks about big pictures and big goals and bringing down the establishment, but he hasn't done anything besides pick fights. I want someone who is goin to brin noise but also get thugs done. I also can't support a republican.

11:13by your last line you must be brainless too like the rest of my fellow democrats. That is what is why education will never improve because we are caught up on republicans vs democrats. The race is non partisan. Brainless is right.

One board member alone cant do it that is why you need a majority. I am voting for Reynoso and others with similar goals to improve education. He needs one more vote Mr. McGee already sees the light all we need is one more vote of integrity. I am not sure where that will come from in the new candidates. btw I am a democrat too and so is my family and we have been supporting Mr. Reynoso not because he is a republican but because when you look at the fellow democrats there now in the board or new candidates they just don't have the brains or the qualifications.

Our fellow democrats have had the majority for ages and education has not improved go check it out.

Majority is key! Being a homeowner in Hayward for 9 years now I am getting tired of the lack of brains in this area and 11:13 is a good example. These people do not know anything about how school boards work.

Ditto 1:34 LOL brainless is right " I want someone who is goin to brin noise but also get thugs done. I also can't support a republican."

brin thugs...at 11:13, you sound like Maribel Heredia

Special Ed Teacher

To 11: 13 The blogs responses correspond to what the article is about. I am not sure you understand that and people do not need to restate again the article in their response. Capisce? So they are not rants. Your responses like someone said earlier are rants you just complaining about people complaining are rants.

For you sounds like is all about personalities for that person in a board.

For me I want candidates that will do what ever it takes to make sure we clean up the district. We need candidates that are not cowards and say no to staff or anything corrupt.

Special Ed Teacher

I have more to say and cannot walk way from ignorant people.

True 11:13 does not understand that one member does nothing you need a majority and I don't think Reynoso will go and turn corrupt like Jesus Armas or Maribel Heredia or Lisa Bruner just to agree.

Go get them Reynoso if you read these blogs ignore all these brainless cowards keep cleaning up we will get you good candidates for a majority.

BTW I am one of those teachers that he saved from the harsh non-reelects. That's where for political reasons we teachers do not get called back. THANK YOU SO MUCH DR. REYNOSO, there are plenty of us teachers that support you. Dr. Reynoso is the only that ever brought teachers back from non-re-elects and is working to change that system. So if you think Dr. Reynoso has done nothing that it tells me that 11:13 does not pay attention to the meetings of what actually goes on.

Dr. Reynoso I do not write often here but I will check periodically on brainless people that do not understand what goes on in board meetings. Keep working on the evaluation process that you mentioned at the park meeting for teachers and principals.
Now is 6am and time to get ready for the mountain of papers IEPs. Bye

The Hayward chamber is ignorant and corrupt. Do not renew your membership. Do like I am goign to do. Say no to Jesus Armas and his buddies.

To 11:13,

If you attend or watch the School Board meetings, the reason Mr. Reynoso needs to interrupt and "pick fights" is because Mr. Armas is constantly trying to push through his agenda without discussions. Mr. Armas also conveniently leaves items off the agenda as Mr. McGee as well as Mr. Reynoso has pointed out and which the HUSD staff does nothing about because Mr. Armas insists on controlling the agenda with just the items he wants covered. Watch Mr. Armas closely during the meetings and you will see him steer the discussion and timing of the votes to favor his position constantly and consistently. What do Ms. Heredia and Ms. Brunner do? They go along for the ride with Mr. Armas. So, you always get a 3-2 vote in favor of what Mr. Armas wants.

Sometimes the only way to break the gridlock is to look past the polite sounding voice to see the actual intent and action and see it for what it is. Mr. Reynoso has done that very effectively since he has gotten Mr. Armas to not seek re-election. Unfortunately, we need Mr. Armas and Ms. Heredia off the board immediately since they have several months in which they can further their own agenda at the expense of both the students and parents of HUSD.

Can someone start a petition for their immediate removal?

oh oh is therapy for 11:13. (are we talking to Maribel or Jesus or someone alike)

Too many of these ignorant people like 11:13 that just pay too much concentration on whether the board smiled the right way or not in a meeting.

Jeesh get a life and concentrate more on agenda issues not whether Dr. Reynoso was frowning when he voted.

We need to get the Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia off now. The board can still do business with 3 people.

Where is Dr. Phil when you need him?
I think Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia are in "love". Perhaps they will get married and show all of us what good parenting is like when you cheat on your spouses and represent the school district on morals for all students to follow. Maribel will be the poster girl for Hayward Chamber of Commerce crotchless panties. Those make me ill. They need to go now.
Cancel your Hayward Chamber Membership

Steve,
How about a piece digging into the Hayward Chamber of Commerce more intently. Sounds like there might be some shifty dealing going on over there and perhaps collusion with the present City Manager on which businesses get to come into the city based upon their personal bias and not the public or small businesses interests.

There is also "Fatman and the Boy Blunder" who like to think they know everything, and hide their lack of knowledge by changing the subject after giving some excuse to move on to another subject which they feel is more important. What ever happened to a "Round Table" discussion, where nobody sits in a power seat and issues are discussed in an intelligent fashion?

I just found out that the school board meeting tomorrow night may not be televised due to "technical difficulties" with audio. This is very convenient for Jesus. Tomorrow, the board will vote on whether to censure Jesus with a vote of NO CONFIDENCE.

If the meeting is not televised, it makes it all the more important that many people show up and bring their cameras to post the excitement on you-tube, tweet, update facebook, etc. I could be wrong, but sudden, unexpected "technical difficulties" sounds like another sleazy Jesus trick, much like he did at the last meeting by deleting the meeting records that discussed his affair with Maribel. Either way, be prepared.

Maybe he presented some gratuities to the boy blunder.

People like myself are fed up with the people in the Chamber. Not so much of what chambers can do but more so of the quality of people the chamber currently has. So I say lets get rid of The people in there and keep the chamber. Jesus Armas and his compadres are all in the same den.

Okay, Folks. Here’s the latest regarding tomorrow night’s HUSD Board of Education meeting. The audio system is, miraculously, not working properly at City Hall so the board meeting may not be televised. How convenient! This does not happen when the Hayward City Council has their meetings, but it does for HUSD board meetings? This is too convenient for me to accept without question. Is it possible that once again Armas is using his connections at City Hall to hide the Vote of No-Confidence discussion from the rest of us? I think we will all need to attend the meeting tomorrow night to hear the discussion for ourselves. I’m going! What about you?

By MW:

Will he "interview" the female candidates the way they did in Hollywood in the old days, in other words by using a casting couch!!!

The chamber puts on some great Thursday night street parties! Woo hoo...I love them!

IF the chamber is for parties only then cancel my membership.

Friends,

The following petition has been created: Hayward Unified School District Trustee, Maribel Heredia: Immediate Resignation of Maribel Heredia, HUSD Board Member, because I care deeply about this very important issue.

We are trying to collect 250 signatures, and we could really use your help.

To read more about what we're trying to do and to sign our petition, click here:
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It'll just take a minute!

Once you're done, please ask your friends to sign the petition as well. Grassroots movements succeed because people like you are willing to spread the word!

Concerned Parents of Hayward Schools

Greetings,

I just signed the following petition addressed to: Hayward Unified School District Trustee, Maribel Heredia.

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Immediate Resignation of Maribel Heredia, HUSD Board Member

It is the responsibility and privilege of Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) Board of Trustees to promote the education of Hayward's children to the highest standard possible. We are demanding Maribel Heredia resign immediately due to her dereliction of duty and unbecoming behavior for an elected official.

Maribel Heredia has failed to fulfill her duties in a manner that is transparent, forthright, and shows goodwill to students, parents, teachers, classified staff and administrators.

Ms. Heredia has an ongoing problem with her commitment to attend meetings; she is frequently tardy and leaves early.

According to a story published in ebcitizen.com on July 26, 2012, Ms. Heredia admitted under oath that she does not read board materials, but depends on the judgment of another, unnamed HUSD currently elected board member to make decisions on how to vote. This is collusion and creates a myriad of possible conflicts of interest.

Ms. Heredia, is a subject of an ebcitizen.com article, published July 25, 2012, that exposed a scandalous illicit affair with fellow HUSD board member, Jesus Armas. Both have families. This behavior demonstrates poor ethical judgment.

We believe that Ms. Heredia was obligated to disclose her new relationship (that is widely thought to have started over a year ago) with fellow board member, Jesus Armas to the community at large. In that time, Ms. Heredia has voted on hundreds of agenda items that greatly affect and influence the quality of education in our community and working conditions of HUSD employees.

The community believes that Ms. Heredia has failed in her duties as an elected Trustee for HUSD. Therefore, we demand her immediate resignation.

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Sincerely,

Parent ***

I tried the link to go and sign but I can't get it to work. Anyone have any ideas how I can go to link where resignation is called for Heredia?

Anon 11:13 here again.

So apparently "things" auto corrected to "thugs" on my phone. I would think that perhaps the readers of this blog may have been able to figure that out...

I find it really hilarious that people really want to sit behind an anon identity and call someone brainless. I do appreciate the insight from people who keep up with the complexities of the school board. I'm barely wrapping my head around how things work in this district.

I am very aware that school board is a non-partisan race. However, someone who aligns themselves to a party and promotes themselves as being aligned to that party and winning (On Reynoso's website for Assembly, he clearly stated and touted there that he was a Republican who won in a highly democratic area) so, someone remind Reynoso of that fact before calling me brainless.

Also, I guess I should never say never about voting Republican. Perhaps more fiscal conservatism is what the School Board and HUSD needs since there are those at the district buying iPads for people when there are students who could use that money for basic educational needs.

I'm definitely not going to defend what Armas has done or the way he conducts meetings. That any of you think that was my intention is laughable. This isn't an either or situation. I could just as easily say I'm not with Armas or Reynoso. I don't have to pick to be on either of their teams. So, for all this "brainless" thought process going on with me, I had enough sense to figure that out.

I really do appreciate some of the feedback from comments "integrity" and "intent" are two of the points that stick out to me. Something that I think all but 1 (maybe 2) members from the board are missing right now. (and no, that 1 or 2 members is neither Reynoso, Armas, or Herdia).

If you could not make the meeting tonight, please at least sign the Maribel Heredia resignation demand petition.

Log onto change.org (just type in "Hayward" or "Maribel Heredia" in the box that says "browse petitions" at the top of the page). If you cannot sign it because you work for the District, please circulate as much as you can to friends, family and neighbors.

If you want to hide your signature from the public, just deselect the box that is labelled, "display my signature publicly." It is right underneath the big, red SIGN button.That means your name will be signed on the petition, but not available to see on the computer for the general public.

Assistant Principal at HUSD,

In any school district to get rid of corruption that in itself is polarizing.

On one side you have nothing but corruption and on the other you have people working towards improving and making things better because of transparency and integrity.

The fight for good is very polarizing since evil will be identified and eliminated.

Dr. Reynoso and Mr. McGee please continue to be polarizing towards getting rid of corruption. Any more polarizing candidates coming up that want to get rid of evil will get my vote.

To embrace evil is not good but to identify good and bad people is what polarizing requires. We need to get rid of nasty people like Jesus Armas, Maribel Heredia, and Lisa Brunner.

I never realized how much of an ass and racist Lisa Bruner can be and how corrupt she is.

Lisa has shown her true colors and besides being a racist, low intelligence, she has sided with Jesus Armas now. Yuk. Bad show Lisa. I saw you on Chanel 15 and am very dismayed.

Recall time baby is right! Let us all polarize ourselves towards a district clean-up by recalling Lisa Brunner, making sure Jesus Armas and Maribel Heredia resign, and by electing candidates that want to polarize corruption.

The next school board race will be ugly. My prediction is Armas contributes big bucks to help Buffete who will come out with an expensive mail campaign to target Reynoso. Right now, he may not have the money to fight fire with fire. We have to be prepared for this and may need a strategy to counter this. Here it is:

Vote for REYNOSO ONLY. Do not dilute your vote by voting for more than one candidate.

We will have three open seats. IMHO, the other school board candidates will not fight the HUSD crooks like Reynoso.

Eliminate Peter Bufette for being an Armas stooge and John Taylor for supporting defiant staff who are obstructing Reynoso and McGee's attempt to investigate Armas/Heredia and to censure Jesus with a vote of no confidence. The others are dead silent. Do any of them really deserve your vote anyway?

Remember, vote for REYNOSO ONLY.

9:59 Dilute vote is right and lack of competent candidates. I will not vote for any of the other candidates because they are really weak and they were endorsed by CoC. Time to slam dunk the Hayward chamber of Armas for the corruption too.

I admit when Dr. Reynoso first came on I was very critical and was not listening to what he was saying.

The man has been right on everything-I will vote for Dr. Reynoso only.

Please, while expressing outrage, please do NOT forget to sign the petition demanding Heredia resign. The petition includes information about her relationship with Jesus and failure to perform due diligence as a board member Here is the link and full text is below:

http://www.change.org/petitions/hayward-unified-school-board-trustee-maribel-heredia


It is the responsibility and privilege of Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) Board of Trustees to promote the education of Hayward's children to the highest standard possible. We are demanding Maribel Heredia resign immediately due to her dereliction of duty and unbecoming behavior for an elected official.

Maribel Heredia has failed to fulfill her duties in a manner that is transparent, forthright, and shows goodwill to students, parents, teachers, classified staff and administrators.

Ms. Heredia has an ongoing problem with her commitment to attend meetings; she is frequently tardy and leaves early.

According to a story published in ebcitizen.com on July 26, 2012, Ms. Heredia admitted under oath that she does not read board materials, but depends on the judgment of another, unnamed HUSD currently elected board member to make decisions on how to vote. This is collusion and creates a myriad of possible conflicts of interest.

Ms. Heredia, is a subject of an ebcitizen.com article, published July 25, 2012, that exposed a scandalous illicit affair with fellow HUSD board member, Jesus Armas. Both have families. This behavior demonstrates poor ethical judgment.

We believe that Ms. Heredia was obligated to disclose her new relationship (that may have started over a year ago) with fellow board member, Jesus Armas to the community at large. Since that time, Ms. Heredia has voted on hundreds of agenda items that greatly affect and influence the quality of education in our community and working conditions of HUSD employees.

The community believes that Ms. Heredia has failed in her duties as an elected Trustee for HUSD. Therefore, we demand her immediate resignation.

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