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VIDEO: Efren Carrillo's statement to the Board of Supervisors

In a dead-quiet room, he began by acknowledging the wide criticism of his behavior, conduct that he said had let his constituents, his county colleagues and his family down.

"The hurt that I have caused ripples out in so many directions," he said. "To each and all whom I hurt, I apologize."

He acknowledged the reported victim in his case, a female neighbor who made two predawn 911 calls to report a man, later identified as the 32-year-old county supervisor, who police said had tried to enter the woman's home through a bedroom window.

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While not detailing his specific actions, he suggested his behavior had undermined the woman's "absolute right to enjoy the peace and quiet of her home."

Carrillo said he had moved away from the west Santa Rosa neighborhood "so as to not cause her any further discomfort."

Carrillo's comments from the dais came after he met individually with two fellow supervisors before the 8:30 meeting. His colleagues had learned about his return late Monday.

Supervisor Susan Gorin, who criticized the last-minute notice, said she "was not interested in talking with him beforehand," but nonetheless spoke with Carrillo briefly.

"I expressed my disappointment ... and said that the short meeting was not sufficient to discuss the issues we are dealing with," Gorin said.

Supervisor Mike McGuire said Carrillo echoed many of the comments in his prepared statement and shared a personal apology.

Board Chairman David Rabbitt spoke with Carrillo over the phone Monday but did not meet with him before Tuesday's meeting. Supervisor Shirlee Zane, who was out of the state on family business, did not attend the meeting.


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