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September 12, 2013

Council approves 20 for city boards

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The 20 nominees the council approved will fill vacant or expired seats on the Cultural Council, the Housing and Redevelopment authorities, the Planning and Zoning boards and the Human Rights, Historical and Airport commissions.

Several dozen other vacancies remain on those and other city boards and commissions.

Councilor Daniel Rivera, who is challenging Lantigua in Tuesday’s preliminary election for mayor, voted against about a half dozen of the nominees, including Lydia Bonilla, the wife of indicted Deputy Police Chief Melix Bonilla, for a seat on the Housing Authority. She was approved in a 5-3 vote.

“At some point, when you clamor about the mayor not doing his job, and he sends good appointments down, (if you deny) those good appointments, you end up being part of the problem,” Rivera said. “We want to make sure that government works.”

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