This petition will be sent to:
Lisa Gillmor, Mayor
Kathy Watanabe, Councilmember
Raj Chanal, Councilmember
Karen Hardy, Councilmember
Kevin Park, Vice Mayor
Sudhanshu "Suds" Jain, Councilmember
Anthony Becker, Councilmember
Distinguished members of the Santa Clara City Council,
I would like to express my displeasure with recent efforts to replace the position of elected police chief with that of a politically appointed one.
Being able to vote on the Police Chief allows community members the ability to exercise our right to choose who we want to lead the department charged with keeping our families and small businesses safe.
I respectfully ask that you withdraw any consideration of a politically appointed Police Chief and leave things the way they are.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.