"You lurked, you trespassed, you tore (a window screen) and you terrorized a young woman," said Supervisor Shirlee Zane, who publicly called for Carrillo's resignation a week ago. She made a forceful argument on Tuesday, saying Carrillo had undermined public trust and compromised his ability to hold elected office.
"You can't lead if people don't believe you have character and integrity," she said.
Supervisor Mike McGuire, citing the harm he said Carrillo's prolonged legal case had done to the county, said there was a need to "close this damaging chapter in our history."
"I believe the divide will deepen, and the difficulties will continue if resolution is not found," McGuire said. "Which is why I regrettably have no other choice but to ask for Supervisor Carrillo's resignation."
At the close of the three-hour hearing, Chairman David Rabbitt said the board — which lacks the power to remove Carrillo from office — would support a formal censure, a step it is set to take at its May 13 meeting. It may also consider a largely symbolic resolution calling for Carrillo's resignation.
Carrillo showed no emotion during the public hearing, which featured a increased number of sheriff's deputies on hand to monitor the packed proceedings.
Tuesday was the first Board of Supervisors meeting since Carrillo's acquittal by a Sonoma County jury on April 26 and the board's first public comments on his behavior since July 30, when Carrillo was in self-imposed treatment for alcoholism.
Carrillo, who was elected to a second term in 2012 and was once considered a rising star in local Democratic politics, led off the hearing by stating his determination to remain in an office that pays almost $136,000 a year.
"Those who demand that I give (up) the office, to which voters of the 5th District elected me, will be disappointed," he said. "I have no intentions to resign."
The comments prompted a mixture of applause, cheers and boos from the crowd.
Carrillo called his pre-dawn behavior that led to his July 13 arrest "a foolish and unfortunate act." He said he had testified "honestly, forthrightfully and truthfully" at trial before he was acquitted by a jury of 10 women and two men.
He contrasted that legal process, including jury members with "no political agenda," with the "political world" that he suggested was partly responsible for Tuesday's hearing.
"Ironically, it seems that my own testimony, my own honesty and candor, has largely provoked the recent firestorm that occasions this hearing today," Carrillo said.
He took aim at "self-appointed public opinion leaders" seeking attention in the media. "Sometimes the loudest voices have axes to grind that have little or nothing to do with the subject at hand," Carrillo said.
The comments drew a rebuke from Zane, the only other two-term member on the current board.
"This accusation that comes from you and some of your supporters of political opportunism is reprehensible," she said. "We have nothing to gain to speak out and ask for your resignation."
Carrillo was arrested by Santa Rosa police in his socks and underwear after the neighbor, identified only as Jane Doe, twice reported a man outside her apartment around 3:40 a.m.
At trial, Carrillo said he had been dropped off at home by his girlfriend and noticed a light on in the woman's kitchen. He said he went over to share beers with her in the hopes of having sex. He told police at the scene that he could not remember her name.
Fundraising Pancake Breakfast
When: Sunday, March 25, 8-11:30 p.m.
Where: Wilmar Volunteer Firehouse, 3825 Bodega Avenue, Petaluma
Cost: $10 adults, $5 children