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Board of Supervisors unanimously want Efren Carrillo to resign

In sharp and revealing comments, four Sonoma County supervisors took an unprecedented action on Tuesday and called for their colleague, Efren Carrillo, to resign in the wake of his trial on charges of peeking into the apartment of a female neighbor 10 months ago.

A standing room-only crowd packed the Board of Supervisors chambers for an emotionally charged hearing focused on whether the 33-year-old Carrillo is fit to continue representing the residents of his west county district, despite his acquittal in court last week.

His fellow board members said it was clear to them that he should step down, though Carrillo reiterated Tuesday that he has no plans to quit.

"You lurked, you trespassed, you tore (a window screen) and you terrorized a young woman," said Supervisor Shirlee Zane, who publicly called for Carrillo's resignation a week ago. She made a forceful argument on Tuesday, saying Carrillo had undermined public trust and compromised his ability to hold elected office.

"You can't lead if people don't believe you have character and integrity," she said.


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