Assemblyman Mike Gatto on Thursday became the latest state legislator to call for the resignation of UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi.
Gatto, D-Los Angeles, sought Katehi’s resignation after The Sacramento Bee reported thatUC Davis had spent at least $175,000 on consultants to scrub online references to the November 2011 pepper-spraying of students and improve the image of the university and chancellor.
He first posted his call for resignation on Twitter Thursday morning: “Spend millions on PR while students costs soar? It’s time for Katehi to resign.”
“Her serving on the board of textbook companies was sufficient enough grounds, but her recent article detailing large and questionable PR expenditures cemented it in the minds of many,” Gatto said later via email.
Gatto is the fifth lawmaker seeking the chancellor’s resignation. He joins Assemblymembers Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville; Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego; Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento; and Evan Low, D-Campbell...