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Local citizen starts petition process to recall Ontario City Councilor Rodriguez

Ontario City Hall Ontario Fire Department (The Enterprise/Rachel Parsons)

ONTARIO - A long-time Ontario resident is petitioning for the removal of City Councilor Alfredo “Freddy” Rodriguez because of Rodriguez’s “aggressive” behavior, domestic violence history and a restraining order filed against him by a former girlfriend.

Vernon Denison, a retiree who has lived in the area for about 30 years, said in a statement to The Enterprise that after seeing stories in “the newspapers” about Rodriguez’s fights with other council members, “disgraceful public arguments online” and a judge granting and later extending Rodriguez’s former girlfriend’s restraining order, he decided to start the petition.

“This was more than enough to move me to action,” said Denison in the statement.

Rodriguez, 38, has served on the Ontario council since January 2019. He has recently been in the . . .