After Raymond Herrera was escorted out of the 8/7/12 Victorville City Council Meeting by two police officers, activists attended the next Victorville City Council Meeting, on 8/21/12, to speak out during public comments to defend Herrera’s First Amendment rights. After Robin Hvidston spoke and the audience applauded, the mayor pounded his gavel and told the audience he would no longer allow applause!
Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales http://ci.victorville.ca.us/rudycabriales.aspx was found to have broken the law along with his wife, Vicki Cabriales, the former CEO of the High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce by funding more than $50,000 from the city. Although the district attorney stated that Cabriales broke the law, the district attorney declared Cabriales will not be prosecuted as he no longer is funding the High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with money from the City of Victorville. Vicki Cabriales was removed as CEO of the High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/victorville-35866-cabriales-conflict.html Herrera and other supporters have called for the City of Victorville to not partner with the High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce during the annual Cinco de Mayo festival.
Victorville City Council Meeting August 7, 2012. Raymond Herrera denounced Mayor Pro Tem Rudy Cabriales and the High Desert Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Cabriales broke the law according to the district attorney in the handling of more than $50,000 as related to the High Desert Chamber of Commerce. His wife, Vicki Cabriales is the CEO of the High Desert Chamber of Commerce. The district attorney stated Cabriales broke the law but also stated Cabriales will not be prosecuted for his lawbreaking. ARTICLE: http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/victorville-35866-cabriales-conflict.html