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Petitioning Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Efren Carrillo and 4 others

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors: Censure Supervisor Efren Carrillo

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Supporters

                                             A Petition:

Constituents of Sonoma County Requesting the Board of Supervisors Censure Supervisor Efren Carrillo.

The facts are common knowledge. Supervisor Carrillo was arrested in the early morning of July !3th by officers from the Santa Rosa Police Department. He was accused of attempting to burgle the home of a lone occupant with the intent, the arresting officers believe, to sexually assault the woman. We, the undersigned, find Supervisor Carrilo's behavior to have been dangerous and contrary to the best interests of Sonoma County and its citizens, Therefore we ask the Board of Supervisors to censure Mr. Carrillo's for his unacceptable behavior.

l)  Mr. Carrillo's behavior, allegedly criminal, is unacceptable.

ll)  Mr. Carrillo was dishonest with his constituency.

lll) Mr. Carrillo's judgement and probity are suspect.

lV)  Mr. Carrillo considers himself unaccountable.

For these reasons Supervisor Carrillo has proven unworthy the office he currently holds  He has violated the public's trust and therefore must be replaced. It is hoped that the Board will make every reasonable attempt to persuade Mr. Carrillo to exit gracefully, with dignity, upon his own accord. We also request that the Board communicate its embrace of responsible government in censuring Mr. Carrillo for his unseemly behavior.

(This is an amended version of the petition. The full text is offered below.)

Letter to
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Efren Carrillo
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, Chairman Supervisor David Rabbitt
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Susan Gorin
and 2 others
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Mike McGuire
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, Vice-Chair Supervisor Shirlee Zane



A Petition:

Constituents of Sonoma County Requesting the Board of Supervisors Oust Supervisor Efren Carrillo.

The facts are common knowledge. Supervisor Carrillo was arrested in the early morning of July !3th by officers from the Santa Rosa Police Department. He was accused of attempting to burgle the home of a lone occupant with the intent, the arresting officers believe, to sexually assault the woman. We, the undersigned, find Supervisor Carrilo's behavior to have been dangerous and contrary to the best interests of Sonoma County and its citizens, Therefore we ask the Board of Supervisors to censure Mr. Carrillo's for his unacceptable behavior. What follow are our four complaints.

l) Mr. Carrillo's behavior, allegedly criminal, is unacceptable. Supervisor Carrillo's indiscretion is alarming. He has stated that his behavior was "embarrassing"; boorish and threatening are more apt descriptions. Mr. Carrillo has explained his behavior in alluding to intoxication. Neither the arresting officers, nor the interviewing detectives found him to be intoxicated to the point of physical or intellectual impairment. This supports that his thinking was cogent, focused and he acted with conscious intent. It is alleged that Mr Carrillo targeted a lone woman, a constituent of his, and terrorized her in trying to enter her home. He exhibited behavior that had the arresting officers accusing him of an attempted sexual assault. If true, it is reasonable, though admittedly harsh, to ask whether his actions were those of a befuddled drunkard (as he claims) or a calculating rapist? In either case, such behavior would determine Mr. Carrillo an unfit member of the Board. That he hasn't denied these allegations is troubling as it suggests their validity.

ll) Mr. Carrillo was dishonest to his constituency. Had this been an isolated event, Supervisor Carrillo might be granted the benefit of doubt. Unfortunately, this is not the first, but the second arrest for Mr. Carrillo within a year, suggesting a pattern. It's the second time his behavior has resulted in harm or threat of harm to another person. . During his earlier altercation, a late night brawl outside a bar, the supervisor insisted he had only reacted to protect a female friend from an aggressor. We are now told that an addiction to alcohol figured significantly in the event. This information, recently divulged, has Mr. Carrillo being either disingenuous or guilty of having intentionally misled his constituents. Either requires that he has lied to his constituency, an act that disqualifies him from holding public office.

lll) Mr. Carrillo's judgement and probity are suspect. Supervisor Carrillo has revealed his addiction to alcohol. Given his history of aggression, it's reasonable to accept that he's been aware of the addiction for some time. Still, he hasn't shared this information with his constituents. The Supervisor is responsible to tens of thousands of voters and for making decisions concerning the use of hundreds of millions in tax payer funds. This is a massive responsibility demanding clear thinking and measured analysis. Given recent events, it's suspect that Supervisor Carrillo is fit to make these decisions It's possible for Mr. Carrillo's addiction to have impaired his judgement and his vote relative important issues addressed by the Board over his time in office. It's disappointing that Mr. Carrillo would shoulder these responsibilities while potentially incapacitated by an addiction. It's unacceptable that he hid his condition from both his colleagues and constituents. These troubling considerations have led to a loss of faith in Supervisor Carrillo and his fitness for leadership.

lV) Mr. Carrillo considers himself unaccountable. As was the case after his previous arrest, Supervisor Carrillo's refusal to explain or respond to inquiry concerning this latest controversy abrogates his legitimacy in showing that the man holds himself unaccountable to his constituency. Mr. Carrillo's lack of response has been undemocratic. It illustrates a disdain for his contstituency and is unacceptably autocratic. Ours is a government of the people, for the people, by the people; not one created and maintained at public expense as an entitlement to Efren Carrillo. This attittude is unacceptable and Mr. Carrillo's hubris deserves no place in a representational democracy.

For these reasons Supervisor Carrillo has proven unworthy the office he currently holds He has violated the public's trust and therefore must be replaced. It is hoped that the Board will make every reasonable attempt to persuade Mr. Carrillo to exit gracefully, with dignity, upon his own accord. We also request that the Board communicate its embrace of responsible government in censuring Mr. Carrillo for his unseemly behavior.