The two letters from men criticizing Virginia Madueno's comments on the passage of the plan to improve downtown Riverbank chose to find fault rather than success. Her comment that Riverbank will no longer be considered an "armpit" was not to be taken literally. Her comments were made with excitement and were aimed at recognizing the new vision for Riverbank.
I have worked with Virginia over many years. She is a woman of vision, integrity and commitment. Few people possess her leadership abilities. I praise her commitment to Riverbank and thank her for her service.