EDITORIAL: Voters should oust Rodriguez from Ontario council

Freddy Rodriguez could have been an important voice on the Ontario City Council. He squandered that chance with reprehensible behavior. Ontario voters ought not hesitate to vote in the special July 6 election to remove him from office and out of public power.

Rodriguez came to the Ontario City Council after a race in 2018 that was promising. He had served on community groups. He would bring sorely needed diversity to the council. He could bring the unique perspective of life as a homeless person. That’s why the Enterprise endorsed him then.

Now, we find no reason he should remain in his seat.

In assessing the choice, voters have to consider his public duty versus his private life. But any public official surrenders a certain amount of privacy when they assume power. They are expected to lead with integrity, with . . .