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…

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…

Drew Glover Responds to Santa Cruz United

This is a response to the “Why Recall” page on the Santa Cruz United Website as of September 2019. (source) (Claim 1a) “Kept the Ross Camp open even after serious public safety and health impacts, including five deaths.” Misleading: I voted to reform the site to address health and safety issues along with other Councilmembers.…

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…

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…

Chris Krohn Responds to the Rose Report

Chris KrohnCity HallSanta Cruz, CA July, 2019 An Open Letter to the Santa Cruz Community I would like to respond to the recent information put out by the Santa Cruz City Manager’s office and the Rose Report. 1. The accusation that I “bullied” Mayor Watkins because of her gender is not substantiated.The investigator describes Mayor Watkins’…