Should Some City Council Members Be Recalled?

Two have been served notice that a group of residents intend to recall them in November.

Two Pacifica City Council members have been notified that a group of citizens intend to recall them in November. 

Therese Dyer, who regularly speaks during public comment periods at city council meetings about the failures of Councilman Pete DeJarnatt and Councilwoman Sue Digre, said she's already collected more than 20 signatures to place a recall of those two council members on the November ballot, according to the San Jose Mercury News. 

It would take the signatures of 20 percent of people who voted in the last election, or many thousands of people, to qualify for the November ballot. 

"The allegations in the recall notice also refer to violations of city codes forcing a whistleblower to resign, an alleged violation of state law by encouraging a biodiesel project that failed. Also, rejected developments, lack of action regarding city properties and waste of taxpayer funds. And finally, an alleged lack of disciplinary actions regarding employees' neglect that cost the city millions of dollars, the notice states," the article reads. 

According to the Mercury, DeJarnatt denies all of Dyer's charges. 

Do you think DeJarnatt and Digre should be recalled?

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hutch March 14, 2012 at 03:22 PM
Bhatman March 14, 2012 at 05:58 PM
This article is totally WRONG. It takes 20% of the registered voters, more then 4,000 signatures, to qualify to get on the ballot. I suppose Therese Dyer has 20 friends.
Bhatman March 14, 2012 at 05:59 PM
did your crayon break?
Charles March 14, 2012 at 06:26 PM
YES !!!
Camden Swita March 14, 2012 at 06:34 PM
The article isn't wrong. I never said that a recall would appear on the ballot, only that the candidates had been notified of the intent to put something on the ballot and that Dyer was collecting signatures. When there's an update about Dyer's signature gathering campaign, I'll post it.
Camden Swita March 14, 2012 at 06:43 PM
I will, however, add in the requirements you cited. Thanks.
Pacificat March 14, 2012 at 08:38 PM
you're wrong again, hutch. see http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/recall.pdf
Bhatman March 14, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Camden, please try to find out who are the proponents of this recall. Please publish their names and addresses as per the "content of notice of intention" in the rules in the attached. Of course they must self-publish, but I would hope they would take pride in their efforts and broadly publish their names. This recall is serious business and certainly those behind it realize that they need to come forward and be known to all. The public deserves as much information as possible. www.sos.ca.gov/elections/recall.pdf
Camden Swita March 14, 2012 at 09:47 PM
I'll send an email to the city clerk right now.
hutch March 14, 2012 at 09:55 PM
"they need to come forward and be known to all." Haha, this is from an anonymous poster LOL
Steve Sinai March 14, 2012 at 11:27 PM
It's Bruce Hallman.
hutch March 14, 2012 at 11:44 PM
Yeah I know Steve. He cracks me up.
Cindy Abbott March 15, 2012 at 05:47 AM
No, I don't support recalling any of our current council members.
Steve Austin June 28, 2012 at 02:40 AM
This seems like a storm in a teacup to me. But, if Therese comes up with 4,000 signatures, I'm sure Ian Butler will have her on his show.
hutch June 28, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Oh my God, did you see Sue Digre at the meeting this week? She has no clue what's going on around her. Rambling on and on. She stated "sea level rising" as the reason she is against Highway One widening. Then after 10 years on the council she had to ask Pete if she can abstain in voting. This poor woman needs to step down now.
Dogbert June 28, 2012 at 05:11 PM
In honor of our esteemed City Councilwoman, I understand Skyline College is now offering a Sue Degree. It takes ten years to complete, is of absolutely no value and is issued to the holder as a blank piece of paper.


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