The San Diego County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has unanimously tapped controversial former National City Mayor Nick Inzunza to be its new board chairman, it was reported today.
Inzunza retired from politics in 2006 after a news report revealed he rented properties in disrepair to low-income residents. According to the report, many of the 100 properties the then-mayor rented out were in violation of health codes, infested with rats and roaches, and had broken windows and toilets.
However, chamber leaders said they are not concerned about Inzunza's past, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Marco Polo Cortes, who was the chamber's interim president until this month, told the newspaper that Inzunza's experience with finances could be helpful to the chamber as it tries to move past its own past scandals and financial problems.
Among those problems was theft by an employee. Last month, a former executive assistant at the chamber was sentenced to six months in jail for having stolen at least $70,000 from the group's bank accounts.
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