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Sun Apr 13 2008 Mayor Ryan Coonerty's Track Record Questioned by Obama Supporters
Coonerty to Face Challenge in Obama Delegate Selection African-American activist Metteyya Brahmana sent an email on March 19th urging voters in an April 13th Obama caucus at Cabrillo College to vote down Mayor Ryan Coonerty. Delegate candidates were competing for two seats for the 17th Congressional District, one male and one female. E-mail correspondence between Metteyya and the Mayor reposted to Santa Cruz Indymedia shows Coonerty's rationale for some of his positions as well as his short fuse.

Ryan Coonerty lost in his bid to become an Obama delegate at the convention in Denver. HUFF, a Santa Cruz homeless advocacy group, showed up at the election and had a protest table there, handed out fliers critical of Ryan's support of the sleeping ban, his efforts to reduce public comments at city council meetings, and efforts to curb public assembly in parking lots. Read More

Previous Coverage: Mayor Coonerty's New Rules Ban Public Comment on Half of City Council Afternoon Agenda

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