HEALDSBURG (CBS SF) — The mayor of Healdsburg announced Tuesday she will be stepping down over her response to calls for police reform.
Mayor Leah Gold had been under mounting public pressure to resign from the city council — and her current position as Healdsburg’s rotating mayor — since June 1 when she seemed to dismiss the idea of a formal discussion on police use-of-force policies during a city council meeting.READ MORE: UPDATE: Phish Fan Injured After Being Fallen On at SF Chase Center Concert Describes Brush with Death
“To me, it’s a solution looking for a problem. So until we feel like we have that problem in our community, I don’t see that that’s a place I particularly want to put our time and energy,” said Gold during the meeting.READ MORE: COVID: Marin Health Officials Urge Seniors To Get Booster Vaccine Shots As Holidays Loom
The council later decided to schedule that review following public outcry.MORE NEWS: San Francisco, Tourism Industry Offer Cash Rewards To Stop Auto Burglary Fencing Operations
An online petition for Gold’s removal was approaching 2,000 signatures when she announced her resignation effective June 30th.