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EDITORIAL: Rodriguez should resign from Ontario council

Malheur County Courthouse (The Enterprise/file)

The time has come for Freddy Rodriguez to realize he can no longer serve the community of Ontario as a city councilor. His recent conduct and his record of arrests stretching back over nearly 20 years erodes any confidence the public should have in him. The community deserves better.

Rodriguez was elected to the Ontario City Council in 2018, taking office the following January. The Enterprise endorsed him then, believing he would bring an important perspective to city government. But he took office without disclosing to voters key facts about his past, and it has taken the diligent reporting of the Enterprise to bring those to light.

His personal conduct broke into full public view in June when an Ontario woman went to court and obtained a restraining order to keep Rodriguez away . . .