The Journal News August 26, 2015 “When a video clip of Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme calling himself “king” surfaced online this week, it joined a lengthy list of high-profile personality conflicts and blow-ups at Village Hall. Residents in this diverse, working-class community say enough is enough. “The politics is corrupt,” complained Romeo Stale, 40, as he ate lunch at the Island Spice restaurant on North Main Street. “That’s always the headline. That’s all it is.” The profanity-peppered clip was made at a June 8 meeting, but only began making the rounds on social media last week. In it, Delhomme asks the Board of Trustees for $23,000 to buy a piece of equipment for the Department of Public Works. He starts to argue with Trustee Vilair Fonvil, a frequent political foe, and quickly loses his cool. “You heard it from the king!” he shouts at one point. “The king get it from the soldiers!” Read the complete Journal News story here.
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