Reject the Recalls: My View

Copied with permission from gapatton.net Recall elections have been qualified against two members of the Santa Cruz City Council. The recall elections are scheduled for March 3rd, but absentee voting will begin soon. In my opinion, voters should vote “NO,” and reject the recalls. Despite the claims of recall proponents, I do not actually see…

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CPVAW and the Recall

            I have worked on the prevention of violence against women for over 40 years both locally and internationally. I have lectured on this topic at hundreds of universities across America. I’m currently on the Commission for the Prevention of Violence Against Women (CPVAW) and I believe we have both difficult and exciting work ahead…

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After Careful Scrutiny …

September 30th, 2019 Reconciliation was not on last week’s city council agenda. Although the complaints of gender harassment and misconduct against council members Glover and Krohn were largely not substantiated by the independent investigator, and conflict resolution recommended, the main item on the council’s evening agenda was to formally censure Krohn and Glover, initiated by…

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The REAL Roots of the Recall Campaign

A divisive recall campaign is underway against two progressive members of the Santa Cruz City Council. What’s behind it? Are the strident accusations against Drew Glover and Chris Krohn valid, or are they a smokescreen for a sordid attempt to overturn the will of the people in the past two elections? The Recall drumbeat began…

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