Jaime Castillo - Jaime Castillo
Since last Friday, however, the District 8 representative and mayoral hopeful has uncharacteristically refused to answer one direct question:
“You've crossed the line into my personal life,” she said in the only on-the-record portion of a more than hour-long meeting Friday. “I'm not answering that question. I'm done with this issue.”
That position, however, doesn't square with information that has come to light in recent weeks.
In addition to the Cancún trip, Cibrian refused to answer questions about her choice for the city's influential zoning commission and her contention that she didn't know Wayne Benke, the rancher who leased Gutierrez's property for agricultural use and stripped the plot of much of its tree canopy.
County Commissioner Sergio “Chico” Rodriguez, however, confirmed to me last Friday that he held a fundraiser at Benke's home last September and that Cibrian was in attendance.