Reinstate Chief Kathleen Sheehan
  • Petitioned Ellis L. Green

This petition was delivered to:

Ellis L. Green
Mayor Pro Tem
Johnathan Sharkey
City Council Board Members

Reinstate Chief Kathleen Sheehan

    1. NAACP Ventura County Chapter
    2. Petition by

      NAACP Ventura County Chapter

      Oxnard, CA


The City Council recently requested that Chief Kathleen Sheehan give her letter of resignation. It wasn't until Dec. 3 when the public became aware that Sheehan had resigned — amid allegations of improper behavior related to information provided to the former City Manager. The city's attorney stated that the city is not at liberty to explain the details of Chief Sheehan's departure; however, the City is complying with the “Brown Act."

The Brown Act, the Legislature finds and declares that the public commissions, boards and councils and the other public agencies in this State exist to aid in the conduct of the people's business. It is the intent of the law that their actions be taken openly and that their deliberations be conducted openly. The people of this State do not yield their sovereignty to the agencies which serve them. The people, in delegating authority, do not give their public servants the right to decide what is good for the people to know and what is not good for them to know. The people insist on remaining informed so that they may retain control over the instruments they have created.

In the agreement between the City of Port Hueneme and Chief Sheehan, both parties agreed not to discuss the Chiefs resignation. Chief Sheehan has not been able to give details regarding her resignation, but stated ,"I've signed an agreement and I've got to keep my word. I would love to tell my side of the story." Sheehan reiterated, "If the truth ever comes to light, people will see I've done nothing wrong, but I can't talk."

At the Dec. 17, 2012 City Council meeting, the Port Hueneme community echoed that the actions of the City Council was not fair, and unanimously requested that the city council strongly reconsider their decision and reinstate Chief Kathleen Sheehan to her position.

We firmly believe that Chief Sheehan's civil rights were violated. Join us and send a message to the council that this is not acceptable. Sign this petition to get Chief Sheehan reinstated to her position.


Ellis L. Green, Mayor
Johnathan Sharkey, Mayor Pro Tem
City Council Board Members
The City of Port Hueneme community and its support request that you reconsider your decision and reinstated or rehire Chief Kathleen Sheehan position as Police Chief of Port Hueneme.

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • almost 2 years ago

      She was doing a good job. Now crime is going up, bring her back

    • Lynn Tinder PORT HUENEME, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      She does a lot to help the community of Port Hueneme.

    • Albert Duff Sr. OXNARD, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Good person that does her job well . I have met her on several occasions.

    • Nick Zingo RESEDA, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      I have personally worked with Kathy Sheehan in the LAPD. She has the utmost integrity and honesty. She is a leader, mover and shaker. The PH City Council has committed a travesty of justice by causing her resignation. SHAME on THEM! That's the problem with small communities - if the COP does something the city mgr, mayor or council does not like, rather than collaborate, they remove the COP and hire another! Small town politics at its best!

    • Richard Nick PORT HUENEME, CA
      • almost 2 years ago

      If the council cannot disclose the reason then they must be hiding a larger issue and the excuse that they will not discuss them for the greater good of the community is obviously political speak. I do not agree with these actions and if we do not get answers I plan to start a city council recall effort.


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