Peace Officers Association Endorses Miller, Healy and Kearny for Petaluma City Council

The police union feels that the trio of Kathy Miller, Gabe Kearny and Mike Healy are most in tune with its concerns.

Dear Editor,

After completing interviews with all the candidates for City Council in the upcoming election, the Peace Officers Association of Petaluma is proud to endorse Kathy Miller, Gabe Kearny and Mike Healy.

The endorsements were made after interviewing all the candidates. The interviews were conducted over several weeks. The decision to endorse the candidates was made with the best interests of moving Petaluma forward in these very difficult economic times. We share very similar concerns on myriad issues. The POAP and POAP PAC will not make monetary donations to any of the candidates, but we will have flyers and signs to distribute.  

The POAP would like to thank all the candidates, including Tiffany Renee, Alicia Kae Herries and Jason Davies, for their participation and time they committed, not only to the interview panels, but also in their on-going efforts to work with the City employees. We appreciate the commitment of their time away from their families and we wish them all well in the upcoming elections.

For any further comments regarding these endorsements, please feel free to contact Officer Rob Hawkins, Officer Patrick Gerke or myself.


Paul Gilman


Peace Officer’s Association of Petaluma   

D September 28, 2012 at 03:10 AM
I'm right there with you Patrick M., my thoughts exactly!
Rubber Stampers September 28, 2012 at 06:56 AM
Kathy Miller sued the city because she wasn't re-appointed to planning....a frivolous lawsuit that cost upwards of 40K! And Healy and Kearney rubber stamped Deer Creek while claiming later they appreciated some of the mitigations they didn't lift a finger to get.
Mitch September 28, 2012 at 03:59 PM
And Alicia Herries sued a reputable doctor and his wife because Alicia did not want them to expand their practice in her neighborhood. The cost for the doctor and his wife to fight this useless appeal, after the city council approved it, was over $650,000. Today, thanks to the doctor, you can find a beautiful dental office on El Rose. Two years ago it was nothing but an old building that needed a major overhaul and the ground were nothing but weeds.
Barry Bussewitz September 28, 2012 at 04:27 PM
In the Petaluma Argus-Courier September 27, 2012, on page A5, Petaluma Police Officers Association President Paul Gilman, the author of this letter, is quoted, "It shouldn't be in the Petaluma City Council race. You should never have a sitting mayor pushing his agenda onto the voters." Actually, that is exactly what we the voters are supposed to decide. Public officials and candidates ought to tell us honestly what they will work for so that the voters may make an informed choice. Isn't this the first thing we ask someone running for local office, "What do you stand for?" The really intriguing part of this is why Mr. Gilman seems to think the Police Officers Association should forward their agenda and an elected official should not.
Tony Mangione October 01, 2012 at 09:41 PM
Three-quarters of Petalumans surveyed wanted Deer Creek to move forward. I only hope that everyone takes the trouble to vote in the upcoming City Council elections. Either way, we will surely get the Council we deserve... Wait... I'm mistaken. What was I thinking? We don't have representative democracy here. We have rule by lawsuits filed by a self-appointed righteous minority. LOL! Ah well, vote anyway.


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