Re. "Henn votes on Lido, despite financial ties," (Aug. 13): I applaud your article. Frankly, I think Newport Beach Mayor Mike Henn should either step down as a member of the City Council, refrain from voting on matters dealing with Lido Village or step away as a consultant for Via Lido Drugs. This seems like a blatant conflict-of-interest case.
It makes the city attorney for Newport Beach, who supposedly approved the financial connection to the client, look even worse. Even if Henn fails to vote, he will still wield power with the other council members. Incidentally, what are they thinking by being aware of this conflict and, through their silence on the issue, condoning it? Thanks again for bringing this situation to the attention of the public.
Corona del Mar
Too many close ties with official
Really. There is a business relationship between Mayor Mike Henn and the Via Lido Drugs. There is a business relationship between Henn and the move of the Pavilions (part of Vons). There was a business relationship between Lido Pharmacy and the rehab homes. There is a business relationship between Henn and the Duda Co., which owns the land the Lido Pharmacy sits on.