Is the Mayor Living in Her Office?

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.

Kate Linthicum of The Los Angeles Times has the story: Link - via Super Punch

Photo: Nancy Pastor / LA Times

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Vote: Should NOT live in her office. Unless its totally hidden, and you couldn't tell she slept there (and she actually has to work at night).
It doesn't evoke a professional atmosphere at all, and would make me think she got evicted/couldn't afford to pay rent, which is obviously something I wouldn't want in a Mayor.
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Since we are voting, I support the "Don't live in the office" side for quite a few reasons. Here is one you might not have thought about. If the city does not enforce zoning codes on the mayor, they might not be able to enforce them on anyone else.
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