Investigation finds that Silver Lake activist made inappropropriate remarks as city commissioner

Scott Crawford sits on the  commission overseeing Olvera Street

Silver Lake  — A city investigation has found that Scott Crawford, a former member of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, “repeatedly engaged in inappropriate behavior” by referring to city employees as “gorgeous” or talking to them in a suggestive tone, the L.A. Times reports.

The 68-year-old Crawford made the remarks, jokes and teases as a member of the commission that oversees the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument Authority, which includes Olvera Street. The complaints were filed late last year by four women and one man.

Crawford, who is gay, has described as the complaints as “ludicrous” and part of an organized effort by one city employee to force him off the commission. Another more recent complaint that has yet to be investigated accuses Crawford of “brusk” behavior.

In addition to once serving as co-chair of the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council, Crawford has over the years been involved in many civic activities, including serving on the advisory board of the  Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic in Silver Lake .

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  1. This is going too far.

  2. Is “brusk” in quotes because the person who filed the complaint spelled “brusque” that way?

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