Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cheryl Cox wins against Port Commissioner Michael Najera

Cheryl Cox, without the tiniest bit of behind-the-scenes pressure having been applied by her husband Supervisor Greg Cox or anxious developers, has managed to kick Michael Najera off the Port Commission. Well, maybe she had a little help from her friends.

San Diego Port Commissioner Resigns Under Pressure
Michael Najera Wants To Avoid Legal Battle
Channel 10 News
May 15, 2009

CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- A San Diego Port commissioner who was blamed for the failure of a project to develop the Chula Vista waterfront resigned Friday, a week after the city's mayor called for his voluntary departure.

Michael Najera is Chula Vista's representative on the Board of Port Commissioners, and had previously indicated he would fight to keep his position.

In a resignation letter, however, Najera said a legal battle wasn't in the best interest of Chula Vista.

"I feel strongly that my legal position was strong," Najera wrote. "However, I have determined that a protracted legal battle against my beloved hometown is not in my best interests, and more importantly it's not in the best interests of Chula Vista's taxpayers, since they are the ones that would have to foot the legal bill."

"Given all due consideration, for now I have decided that it is in my best interest to resign from the Port Commission and concentrate my efforts on several exciting new business ventures," he said...

The Board of Port Commissioners sets land-use policies and manages tenants along San Diego Bay's tidelands.

San Diego Business Journal
Port Commissioner Bows Out

Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox apparently got her wish when Port Commissioner Mike Najera resigned from his position May 15.

Cox had asked Najera, who owns a construction company, to resign about a week ago, but he refused, and even contracted his attorney to send a letter to Cox, saying there was no reason for him to leave.

Cox never provided a reason for wanting Najera out...

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're right. Mayor Cox had no reason to have him resign as Port Comissioner except for pure political reasons, she wanted to show her power. Mike did nothing wrong but instead only did good while Port Comissioner. In fact, he was the one that proposed the demolition of the power plant on the Chula Vista bay front years ago and he was the one that got his fellow comissioners, and other people, to agree with his idea; the actual demolition of this plant just took place not too long ago.