I have to update what I said about all the candidates for city council being good choices. I think Rebeca Armendariz isn't qualified to be on city council.
Rebeca is a friend of mine and she's sharp and has good intentions. I met her when I was in Leadership Gilroy class of 2011. Of the 16 people who started, Rebeca was the only one that didn't graduate. The reason she didn't graduate was that she missed too many classes. In Leadership Gilroy, unless you do something bizarre, the only thing you really need to do to pass is show up.
I know she claims she wasn't arrested but it looked like there was a warrant and that she posted a bond. I'll give her the benefit of the doubt that perhaps she thinks that because she didn't get put in a jail cell that she thinks she wasn't arrested. But when you have to post bail to be free - that's arrested.
It seems to me that the reason she posted bail was missing court dates. I don't know if her license was suspended as reported or not. I actually have some sympathy for her over the cell phone while driving violation. Personally I think that if that's all GPD has to do that they aren't spending enough time on important issues. But that's a different rant and I'm not going there now.
My concern is that Gilroy City Council is an unpaid position and if you don't have it together enough to show up for Leadership Gilroy and you don't show up for court, then it makes me wonder if you'll show up for city council. That's my problem, and I think that showing up is a necessary requirement and I just don't think she has her life together enough to hold office.