There are a lot of recall efforts in California, not just for governors

There are a lot of recall efforts in California, not just for governors

While all eyes were on Governor Gavin Newsom, a developer in Sonoma County was moving forward with an effort to recall the district attorney who sued his company.

Across California, other officers were also facing recall campaigns. A member of the Fallbrook Union High School District Board of Trustees. A councilor in Kingsburg. A councilor in Morgan Hill. Mayors of Huntington Beach and Placerville, Council Members in Huntington Beach and Placerville, School Boards or Education Board Members in Chico, Santa Monica, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Elk Grove and Oh My Goodness, Are You Tired Yet?

Recalls in California are a dime a dime, and having to read through the arguments for them faces a flurry of complaints, some serious and others remarkably petty.

The recall efforts are because she voted against resuming full-time schooling. Due to zoning disputes. Because it has “exhibited a Marxist/socialist agenda.” Because of their homelessness policies. Because he refused to be prosecuted for police brutality. Because he clearly “lacking psychic ability.” Because he was convicted of welfare fraud many years before he was elected.

If history is a guide, most of these campaigns will never vote. But two, in addition to Mr Newsom, will be on the ballot on Tuesday.

The first is in wine country north of San Francisco, and is aimed at Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch. The campaign is led by a local developer, Bill Gallaher, whose company was sued by his office in connection with the abandonment of residents of an assisted-living facility during the 2017 wildfires. (The matter was eventually settled.) Mr. Gallaher, who has said the recall is in service of “the stable, capable leadership overseeing public safety in our county”, has moderated the campaign himself.

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The second is a complex saga involving William Davis and Melissa Ybara, who are on City Council in Vernon and supported a successful recall campaign this year against two other council members who supported the solar and wind power project, which The developer was involved in one. embezzlement investigation

Now they’re recalled council members, Diana Gonzales and Carol Menke, are backing the new recall campaign, alleging – according to The Los Angeles Daily News – that Ms. Ybarra is nepotism as the city’s housing commissioner. and Mr. Davis is mentally incapacitated. Ms Ybarra and Mr Davis say the campaign is just retaliation.

Before two recall elections this year, Vernon — a city southeast of Los Angeles with only 108 residents — never had one.

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