Blanca Figueroa, the mayor of South El Monte, California, is one hardworking woman. In fact, you can often find her working in her office till the wee hours. Figueroa said that a mayor's work is never done, but her fellow council members think that she's actually living in her office!
"The mayor has been living at City Hall for the last eight months," said City Councilman Hector Delgado, who added of her office, "Does it look like a professional office or does it look like somebody's bedroom?"
Delgado has been leading an effort to limit the amount of time Figueroa can spend at the office. He says he has surveillance video that shows Figueroa there at night, kicking back, cooking dinner and watching Mexican soap operas.
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