By Donna Westfall – April 2, 2019 –
Around a quarter to eight last night, April 1st… and this is no April’s Fools Day joke; former Crescent City Councilwoman, Kathryn Murray was arrested by our local police for “RP REPORTS INTOXICATED FEMALE SUBJECT TRYING TO DRIVE AWAY FROM SAFEWAY AFTER TRYING TO BUY MORE ALCOHOL.”
Rumblings of Ms. Murray running for 1st District Supervisor in 2020 bring to mind this question, how is it possible that a person who thinks it was okay to drive a car while drunk, risking the lives of everyone else on the road, has the judgment required to hold public office?
Apparently, when there are few choices or no one wants to run for office, she may indeed be elected. Heavens to Murgatroyd!
In my opinion, she was no picnic to work with. Matter-of-fact, I couldn’t work with her. She was closed minded about fluoride citing her own personal experience that fluoride was great as though that was empirical evidence. Also, closed minded that there was even a whiff of fraud, corruption or collusion regarding the many allegations and charges I brought forth as she continued to rubber stamp payments for the wasterwater treatment plant upgrade/expansion (WWTP). As Mayor, she had no problem turing off the microphone on public commenters if it wasn’t something she wanted to hear. And, finally, she was one of the group spearheading my censorship in order to shut me up about more allegations and my personal investigations about the WWTP.
The laws are changing in California. Sometime in 2019, the state will require an ignition interlock device, or IID, be installed in their cars for those who are repeat offenders. Since 2010, Sacramento County has been one of four counties in the state to require the installation of the breath machine. Now, for drunken drivers who cause injury and second-time DUIs, SB 1046 will expand that to all 58 counties.
While an IID solves one problem, it doesn’t solve the root cause which is, why is she continuing to get drunk?