Another California State Assemblyman is calling for the resignation of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi.
Referencing a Sacramento Bee story that UC Davis spent at least $175,000 to scrub internet search results related to the November 2011 pepper-spraying of students peacefully protesting, Assemblyman Mike Gatto tweeted “Spend millions on PR while student costs soar? It is time for Katehi to resign.”
UC Davis officials have said they have been attempting to better their image online following the video of the pepper spraying that subsequently went viral, garnering national attention.
Paperwork gathered by Bee reporters indicates the university paid consultants as much as $15,000 a month for six months as well as travel expenses to replace the unwanted images of the university with positive ones.
Gatto joins a number of state legislators who have called for the chancellor’s resignation, which includes Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, Kevin McCarty, D-Sacramento and Evan Low, D-Campbell.