July 2018 LHPB Meeting:

James Sanchez’ Statements

Note: The complete transcript for this meeting is not yet available. In the interim, specific statements made at this meeting will be posted on this site and answered by Neil and Cindy Girrard. Excerpts from the transcript are in normal type - comments in response by Neil and Cindy Girrard are in blue.

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Borowski: James. Oh, I’m sorry.

Sanchez: Can I make a comment, Mr. Chairman?

Smith: Go ahead.

Sanchez: I just want to say that I’ve served on this board, I’ve been chairman for this board. It is difficult but, Becky, your approach is exactly correct. Your job is to try to help people as they come to you, as they [garbled] need the letter of the ordinance, how can we help you, [garbled] this district does need the ordinance. And I like that approach.

Borowski: Well, and just as an aside, we had like a little rash of people that have been turned in, and they come to the board and they have worked their hardest to make sure that they can, what’s the right word, oh dear…

Mendez?: Come into compliance?

Borowski: Come into compliance. In fact, somebody, I thought that was going to be a real problem, I looked down their driveway and, poof, it’s gone. You know, so, we do not have an issue in this community as much as people want to say we do, you know. Sometimes there’s misunderstandings and sometimes there’s people who are, somebody, something. Maybe it’s the cosmic realm, they’re just trying to stir something up.

Sanchez: I think as long as we keep open lines of communication, that’s the secret.

Borowski: That’s exactly what we want.

Sanchez: We’ve always tried to help each other. If I see somebody that is working on something, and they’ll ask me, “Well, does this meet [?] with the ordinance?” Say, “Well, I don’t know. You’ll need to get a copy of the ordinance. But I don’t think so.”

Borowski: So…

Sanchez: Maybe so. But anyway, all this helps, open lines of communication.

Borowski: Here’s my second thought.

Sanchez: Could I just make one more point and then I’ll get out [laughter in background – of the way(?) – garbled]

Smith/someone: [garbled]

Sanchez: [garbled] Your two year term is probably correct and it doesn’t specify how many terms they can serve.

Someone: Exactly.

Sanchez: So it could be forever.

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Mr. Sanchez probably means well but his statements are biased and he is unable to see beyond the delusions the historicity cult embraces. Some of his advice is sound but is exactly what the board has never done with us. Let’s break it out one line at a time.

Borowski: James. Oh, I’m sorry.

Sanchez: Can I make a comment, Mr. Chairman?

Smith: Go ahead.

Here is where we see Borowski’s personality demonstrated. It appears to us she wants to be in control of this board as well as her neighbors!

Sanchez: I just want to say that I’ve served on this board, I’ve been chairman for this board. It is difficult but, Becky, your approach is exactly correct. Your job is to try to help people as they come to you, as they [garbled] need the letter of the ordinance, how can we help you, [garbled] this district does need the ordinance. And I like that approach.

Well, if the board’s job is to try to help people, why do we know so many neighbors who have never been helped by the board but only oppressed, “turned in” (as Borowski says it later) forced to “come into compliance” (as Mendez? says it later) with an ordinance that is supposed to “promote the prosperity, public health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the County of Lincoln.” (Ordinance - p. 1, emphasis added) The board manipulates the ordinance, especially in relation to Zone B owners, for the benefit of the few businesses of Zone A, not for the residents of either Zone B or Lincoln County. (for a further treatment of Zone A’s monopoly, see here.) The board and ordinance simply do not comply with the New Mexico statute upon which the ordinance draws its power. (Section 4-37-1, NMSA 1978 – Ordinance, p. 1)

Sanchez believes “this district does need the ordinance” but fails to recognize that the historical ordinance is contradictory to the U.S. Constitution. Only four of the six reasons why the Constitution was written and enacted apply to the areas of law the ordinance deals with. Of these four reasons, the ordinance is contradictory to all four! (for a further treatment of the unconstitutional nature of the historical ordinance, see here.)

The district does not need the historical ordinance as much as it needs to come into compliance with both the U.S. Constitution and the N.M. statute from which it derives!

Borowski: Well, and just as an aside, we had like a little rash of people that have been turned in, and they come to the board and they have worked their hardest to make sure that they can, what’s the right word, oh dear…

Mendez?: Come into compliance?

Borowski: Come into compliance. In fact, somebody, I thought that was going to be a real problem, I looked down their driveway and, poof, it’s gone. You know, so, we do not have an issue in this community as much as people want to say we do, you know. Sometimes there’s misunderstandings and sometimes there’s people who are, somebody, something. Maybe it’s the cosmic realm, they’re just trying to stir something up.

The ordinance reads, “Prior to Board or County Commission action, the Board or County Commission shall neither… inspect the site with any party or his representative unless all parties are given an opportunity to be present.” (Section VII, e. (3), p. 12) And also reads, “It shall be the duty of the Lincoln County Manager or his designee, upon reasonable notice to property owners, to inspect from time to time any work performed pursuant to the approved plans to assure such compliance.” (Section VII, F, p. 15, emphasis added) In spite of this clear instruction, board member Borowski (who is not the county manager nor his designee) feels free to drive by and inspect the residents’ private property by looking down their driveway anytime she wants to do so. And Borowski sees nothing wrong with neighbors turning each other in! And then she blames the residents for wanting to “stir something up” and thinks it’s somehow coming from “the cosmic realm”! That’s classic insanity!

Sanchez: I think as long as we keep open lines of communication, that’s the secret.

Borowski: That’s exactly what we want.

Sanchez: We’ve always tried to help each other. If I see somebody that is working on something, and they’ll ask me, “Well, does this meet [?] with the ordinance?” Say, “Well, I don’t know. You’ll need to get a copy of the ordinance. But I don’t think so.”

Borowski: So…

Sanchez: Maybe so. But anyway, all this helps, open lines of communication.

Uh, open lines of communication between the resident and the board. What would that look like? We certainly do not know. We have not heard one peep from the board since around 2007! But yet now L.M. Smith and others want to act as if there were some long-standing issues that are not being dealt with by us!

For seven long years, Smith has been driving past our place and inwardly desiring to see our place burnt down. (for our rebuttal of Smith’s original statements where he admitted to this, see here.) Before that, Bill Strauser reportedly advised the board and people to leave us alone. But both reactions stem from the same source: gossip and slander. The ordinance reads, “…the Board or County Commission shall neither…use or rely upon communications, reports or other materials prepared in connection with the particular case unless made a part of the record.” (Section VII, e. (2), p. 12) The board has never adhered to this standard as both Smith’s original comments in January 2018 and the entire LHPB meeting of July 2018 clearly evidence.

It is sheer hypocrisy, Mr. Sanchez and Ms. Borowski, to speak of “open lines of communication” when all the board acts on are spying, gossip, slander, lies and distortions gleaned apart from any involvement with us! In fact, Ms. Borowski, you once spoke with our teenage sons, saying you wanted to hire them for some work. But after they said you’d need to talk with us, their parents, we never heard from you at all!

Sanchez says, “We’ve always tried to help each other.” Who is this “we” and who is this “each other”? It certainly does not include us! It certainly does not include a number of neighbors we know of. Sanchez’ belief in the goodness of the board’s actions and intentions is simply delusional. It is part of the historicity cult’s deceptions. (for a further treatment of the delusions of the historicity cult of Lincoln, see our response to Becky Borowski’s July 2018 LHPB meeting statements here.)

Borowski: Here’s my second thought.

Sanchez: Could I just make one more point and then I’ll get out [laughter in background – of the way(?) – garbled]

Smith/someone: [garbled]

Sanchez: [garbled] Your two year term is probably correct and it doesn’t specify how many terms they can serve.

Someone: Exactly.

Sanchez: So it could be forever.

This is one area of the ordinance that needs to be changed immediately. There needs to be the immediate placement of term limits on all board members to keep members (supposedly one’s neighbors!) from feeling entitled to enact unthinkable actions against residents such as threatening to burning them out! Various requirements could be set in place: 2 years on/2 years off, no more than 2 consecutive 2-year terms, etc. But something must be done immediately to keep out those who serve on the board and who come to think they can threaten their neighbors with impunity!