Woodland City Councilman Art Pimentel and his bride celebrated their February wedding in Napa this year - then spent a fabulous honeymoon in Bora Bora. That was only three months after a short sale of his home that avoided foreclosure. The short sale was completed in November, 2011, during a year in which Pimentel's household income is estimated to be $143,000 and he made between $8,000 and $40,000 in stock investments (according to one FPPC form). Photo found on Facebook.
COUNCILMAN DEFAULTS, SHORT-SELLS... BUT BUYS STOCK, THEN HONEYMOONS IN BORA BORA
PIMENTEL'S INCOME AND PROPERTY OMITTED FROM REQUIRED FPPC FORMS
From the Woodland Record:
"So how do we combine those [Measure E and ten-year CIP budgets] because it's conflicting, and I mean there's some more deeper issues regarding Measure E that we need to find out because we need to, that I need to, personally understand further because I'm just trying to figure out where all the different money has been basically allotted to... I just want to note that I'm very confused about how those projects got into the unfunded category." ~ Art Pimentel, January 10 budget workshop
Woodland's "first couple"
Woodland City Councilman Art Pimentel, along with his admiring followers, enjoys touting his status of honorary mayor. On February 25 he let his Facebook friends know that "there is officially a first lady of Woodland" – in reference to his bride Viviana Paez. They are making their first home as a married couple near Beamer School in Woodland within the new, gerrymandered District 5 boundaries of Yolo County.
Pimentel moved into the new District 5 so he can establish his political residence to run for Yolo County Supervisor. Prior to that, the "first couple" cohabitated at 1305 Fremont Street (in District 3). The circumstances surrounding that occupancy is suspect... and Pimentel's potential constituents should realize that not only does he have problems with the City of Woodland budget, he also has problems with his personal financial obligations.
Read the rest at WoodlandRecord.com.