New documents obtained by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by MassResistance show that public officials in Chula Vista, CA lied to the public about doing background checks on “Drag Queen Story Hour” participants.
Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas and homosexual city councilman Steve Padilla lied to the public regarding the drag queen event that was held on Sept. 10, 2019 in the town’s public library. They had nothing but contempt for the concerned parents throughout a contentious town hall meeting that convened after the event took place.
“This committee lost its minds when they brought the most perverse lifestyle to innocent kids. Shame on you. You will be up for re-election,” a Chula Vista citizen told the city council.
Salas and Padilla assured city residents that background checks and heavy vetting occurred regarding the drag queens who were brought in to groom the children, but MassResistance found out that they were lying to the public.
“I have been informed by staff that there are no responsive records to your request, however the City does not require background checks for any of its performers as they only work with staff for less than twenty hours and the city has a standing policy that they are considered episodic volunteers and do not require a background check,” wrote Tamisha Woods, Sr. Records Specialist in the Office of the City Clerk, in response to a MassResistance FOIA.
“The performers, “Raquelita” and “Barbie Q” have been fully vetted via the same process as all other one-time library performers, which is: Staff booking the program has checked their references, previous history of events and relevant professional affiliations,” she added, confirming that background checks were not apart of the vetting process.
MassResistance posted a video explanation of the entire situation on their YouTube Page: