|Today two Chula Vista leaders demonstrated diplomacy and respect as they reached agreement regarding Chula Vista Port Commissioner Michael Najera’s resignation from the Unified Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners.
“I am glad we were able to move forward together on resolving what could have been a complex legal battle,” said Mayor Cheryl Cox. “I want to thank Commissioner Michael Najera for having served our City to the best of his ability.”
Najera said, “After discussion and consideration, I chose the path that would best serve our taxpayers. I am grateful to Mayor Cox and the City Council, in particular Councilmember Pamela Bensoussan, for their part in working out this solution to our differences. I especially want to thank the amazing people of Chula Vista for giving me the opportunity to represent our city. I have enjoyed this voluntary position, but for now, my family and I know it is more important for me to concentrate on them and my new business ventures,” stated Najera.
Both sides participated in discussions that began on Tuesday afternoon. In post-Council meeting talks between the parties and their legal representatives, City Attorney Bart Miesfeld and attorney Joseph N. Casas (on behalf of Najera), all concluded that any decision needed to look for the best long-term impact on the city.