The recent story revealing that Darcy Branch was the whistleblower in the Bradenton Housing Authority HUD investigation of Wenston Desue has caused me to revise my opinion of her actions.
Instead of being a potential villainess, she has become a heroine.
My opinion of the BHA board's lack of taking responsibility for their actions, as well as in the actions, has not changed.
Lois Gerber has gone from this to expecting Darcy Branch to have violated direct orders from HUD investigators not to discuss this case with anyone. Was she suggesting that Ms. Branch commit a potential federal crime?
I applaud Mayor Wayne Poston's request for the Bradenton city attorney to render an opinion if the mayor could relieve Lois Gerber from the BHA board for this. Unfortunately, he cannot, according to the opinion.
I suggest that Mayor Poston's publicly call for her resignation if she were to refuse to resign during a private conversation.
Lois Gerber has gone from being a bad board member to being a public official who has become a bully! Not only does Darcy Branch, the BHA and Mayor Poston's deserve better than this, we all do.
Craig Trigueiro, MD