LYNWOOD, Calif. – Lynwood Councilman José Solache is facing criticism over allegations he interfered with an appointment to the city’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Advisory Board.
Maricruz Sanchez came forward during the board’s April 5 meeting to denounce Solache for allegedly interfering with an appointment of an advisory board member after she was sworn in by the City Clerk March 1 and had already attended her first meeting.
Solache announced his candidacy to succeed Assemblymember Anthony Rendon to represent Assembly District 62.
Sanchez says she was very vocal being against a ballot Measure R which extended the terms of the members of the city council, including Solache.
“The political history of Lynwood has been tainted by people who serve our community for self-serving purposes elected have continued to be chosen strategically for the benefit of a few and not for the betterment of our community, collectively,” said Sanchez.
Solache is also alleged to have interfered with the appointment of a new City Treasurer that didn’t allow a member of the community to serve but ended up going to the son of former long-time Councilwoman Aide Castro.
“Solache previously ran for Senate and didn’t make it, now he’s running for Assembly,” said Sanchez. “I played a strong role in Solache not getting the Los Angeles County Democratic Party endorsement during the Sept. 13, 2022 LACDP meeting. This is retaliation for my political advocacy.”
There are also continued allegations that Solache doesn’t support members of the black community.
Solache denies all allegations.
Emilie St. John is a contributing writer for 2UrbanGirls.com and the Los Angeles Wave newspaper