Indio’s former Mayor was voted out by voters in November and, rather than take that as a message that maybe voters were looking for a new direction for the city and step away, Wilson has instead taken to writing a long-winded manifesto on the Uken Report in which he shows that he is the sorest of losers.
In the piece, Wilson peddles conspiracy theories, rumors, and, honestly, the type of attitude that over 50% of voters in his district showed they were sick of this past election.
Here are some lowlights:
On Indio’s new council members:
Indio now has five Districts, a new process this election. This is what led to a drastic change in the 2018 Indio mid-term elections, a change that would have never occurred in an at-large election in Indio. So, what does this new balance of power and new Councilmembers in Indio mean for Indio’s future?
Newly elected Councilmembers in Indio Oscar Ortiz, 28, (District 4) and Waymond Fermon, 38, (District 2) bring no experience period to elected office. When I say no experience I mean zero experience. Both will be puppets or mouthpieces at-large to the Progressive Left Democrat Parties in the Coachella Valley, who got them elected.
Wilson did not point out the large contributions his campaign had received from prominent Republican supporters throughout his time in office or that despite having way more money than his opponent, he still lost.
On new council members being new on the job:
It’s so bad that after six meetings with staff they reportedly still don’t understand the commissions and committees and what they do in Indio. This is the very scary and nightmarish results I warned voters about. Ortiz has already allegedly boasted about how being elected has changed his jobless outlook for the better as marijuana companies are allegedly offering him job opportunities.
Of course, they are as they want influence and his vote. A trip to the City Attorney’s office might be in store for Ortiz as his conflict of interest issues are very real and may preclude him from voting — period. The word on the street is Ortiz also plans to appoint the failed ex one-term Indio Councilmember Sam Torres to the Indio Planning Commission as an alleged payback for support.
The word on the street, eh? I like to imagine Wilson donning a leather jacket and fake mustache walking around and talking to people on Indio Boulevard to get the inside info that is the word on the street, though, if he did, he would probably find that most would like him to go away.
As far as “interest issues”, as the Desert Sun pointed out, the largest donators to Indio city council members during Wilson’s reign included the company that remodeled council chambers in 2015, the company that does the city’s waste and recycling services, and the auto dealership that supplies a portion of the city’s police fleet. So yeah, Wilson is right, someone should keep a much closer eye on what’s going on in Indio and should have started doing that years ago.
On the future of Indio:
Just like the far left, he seems to believe that business owners and operators should foot the full bill for paying for all the socialism expenses his politics creates. This will cause growth and development to stop in its tracks in Indio. These two individuals, Ortiz and Fermon, combined with the failed current Mayor of Indio, Lupe Ramos Watson (Amith), will form the basis of such a significant change and majority that all Indio residents should be seriously worried and concerned about Indio’s future.
Indio residents are about to see such a partisan hard turn left for its City Council that all the progress over years of non-partisan good public policy leadership is about to come under heavy attack and change — for the worse.
It’s like he’s the worst episode of Tucker Carlson’s tv show come to life.
On pot, God, and, a calling for a recall:
If you look forward to increased crime by supporting sanctuary city policies in Indio, want to take God and prayer out of the City Council Chamber’s and the public square, and look forward to seeing marijuana on every street corner, and the city smelling like our other Valley cities that promote it, then you’ll love and embrace the change.
Otherwise, you’ll start making plans to either fix the mistakes of this election by recall or completely looking to re-locate as it will be a long few years in Indio. The only true leaders remaining on this current City Council make-up are Mayor Pro-Tem Glenn Miller, and Councilmember Elaine Holmes.
Yes, Wilson, the sorest of losers, is threatening here to either recall the winners from the last election after just a month or he says he might just leave the city of Indio altogether.
Clearly, one of those options is best for everyone involved and just let us know when to send the moving trucks your way, Mike.