Chula Vista City Council asks for resignation of Otay Water District board member Hector Gastelum

Posted at 11:32 PM, Apr 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-26 09:56:10-04

The Chula Vista City Council officially asked for the resignation of Otay Mesa Water District board member Hector Gastelum at a meeting Tuesday night. 

Gastelum has faced criticism and calls for his resignation over his tweets about Muslims. 

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Earlier in the day, Gastelum said the following after 10News Reporter Vanessa Van Hyfte reached out: 

At the city council meeting, several community members spoke up about Gastelum. 10News Reporter Bree Steffen covered some of those comments and Gastelum's response on Facebook Live. Gastelum's comments can be seen around 19 minutes into the video. 

At one point, Gastelum said "I never once painted everyone...1.6 billion people...with the same brush." Regardless, the Chula Vista City Council ended the meeting by saying they feel that Gastelum is missing the point and asked for his resignation.