Machado Doing Time — His Way
The stench from the criminal actions of former mayor and city councilman David Machado still lingers.
It wasn’t enough his plea bargain netted him 960 hours of community service time to be spent in sunny Mexico as he preferred. Now there’s a new twist. Machado is managing the efforts of the city’s homeless encampment pilot program at 1700 Broadway as another option of serving out his time.
Maybe the public outrage over Judge James R. Wagoner’s earlier sentencing decision is finally hitting home. Machado now claims he will only use 80 of his service hours in Mexico. We’ll assume the remainder will be spent directing the efforts of volunteers at Hangtown Haven, the community’s new homeless subdivision.
Just who in the probation department agreed to this new option? Was it approved by chief probation officer Greg Sly? Is Machado now supervising his own community service schedule? Who pulled the strings to get him this cushy assignment? It was the city that made the announcement.
Why on earth does this council deem it necessary associating itself with this disgraced official? Do members miss his company at ...