Karen Franklin 
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Re: “Analysis: Progressives Failed in Richmond

Yes, superb reporting and analysis.

As a longtime supporter of the RPA, I have been appalled by its failure to take any action to reign in Richmond's rogue police department, especially after the unjustified firing of Captain Gagan. As Geluardi points out, RPA council members seemed largely indifferent to police malfeasance and abuses occurring on their watch. It's ironic, considering that the RPA owes its genesis at least in part to community outrage over racist policing back in the day.

Tragically, its unwillingness (or inability) to respond to real-world social wrongs in Richmond is making the present-day RPA feel increasingly irrelevant. As more seasoned members abandon Richmond to pursue statewide aspirations, the young and inexperienced folks left holding the bag cling obsessively to a handful of pet issues such as rent control, refusing to shift gears to address urgent problems happening right under their noses. Following the heady progressive victories over corporate control of Richmond by Chevron, it's disappointing to see how readily a corporate minion can jump into this void, reseizing a vanquished council seat by a mere nine votes.

Posted by Karen Franklin on 12/05/2018 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Blood Sport in the Richmond Mayor's Race

Thank you very much for this excellent coverage. Let us hope that, this time around, voters will be able to see through Darrell Reese and Company's underhanded shenanigans and vote for the candidate who has best demonstrated her ability to turn Richmond around.
Karen Franklin
President, Richmond Annex Panhandle Neighborhood Council
(Affiliation for identification purposes only)

Posted by Karen Franklin on 10/13/2010 at 8:45 AM

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