Best Lateral Move

Councilmember Gus Garcia

His objective was not far, only a few chairs away on the other side of the dais, but Councilmember Gus Garcia's decision to leave Place 6, the de facto "Hispanic" council seat, and run for Place 2, sent shock waves throughout the city's political structure. Calling the existence of the old system "plantation politics" Garcia's move was the biggest blow to the so-called "gentlemen's agreement" in more than a decade. Garcia has been arguing for single member districts for a long time. By abandoning his old seat, Garcia made the strongest statement he could make. Attaboy Gus.

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