Mr. Ramirez on several occasions has referred to himself as a “mayor without portfolio”. He evacuated Diamondhead before Katrina and returned a week later. The local “press” jumped on the mayor of Long Beach for allegedly evacuating his city before the storm (an alegation that was proven false) and gave a free pass to our POA president. Nagin, Longo, Farve and other real mayors stayed in their cities to direct efforts during and after the storm. The first concern of our “mayor” upon his return was about was his tee time.