When interviewed this week by Ariel Wesler of KSBY News, Police Chief Danny Macagni gave a vivid picture of why 85% of the officers in the Santa Maria Police Department voted "No Confidence" in last week's balloting by mail.
Chief Macagni told Wesler that he's "not losing any sleep over the vote."
Further, he added, " Yeah, I'm concerned about how my people feel, but I'm not here to win a popularity contest. They don't like the way I run this operation, well, ok, thanks for your opinion. You're entitled to that. Now get back to work." (emphasis added)
"Not here to win a popularity contest" . . . .
Maybe not, Danny, but "leaders" are respected, admired, looked up to, valued, and honored (according to Webster's Dictionary). 85% of the people who work most closely with you on a daily basis just voted "No" about you in that regard.
Your seemingly cold attitude toward your "people", as you called them, is suggestive of contempt and scorn. No wonder they voted the way they did.