Are Californians really waking up to what has happened to their state? There seems to be a rash of recall petitions and elections. Currently, there are recall petitions or elections for governor, for DA in San Francisco and LA and at least three elected officials in LA. But in Huntington Beach, better known as Surf City, residents have started a recall of 6 of the seven members of the city council. The 7thy member is a conservative.
The Daily Pilot reported:
“A vocal group of conservative Huntington Beach residents have decided to take further steps to try to shift the balance of power on the City Council” there. The residents have formed a group called ‘Save Surf City,’ with the intention of getting every council member but one off the dais.”
More details from The Daily Pilot:
Six Huntington Beach City Council members were served with notices of intention to circulate recall petitions during Tuesday night’s meeting, City Clerk Robin Estanislau confirmed afterward. However, Estanislau said Wednesday that she would be informing the group that new member Rhonda Bolton is not eligible to be recalled, as she has yet to serve 90 days in office.
Bolton, Mayor Kim Carr, Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Delgleize, Mike Posey, Dan Kalmick and Natalie Moser are those targeted by a group of about 40 Surf City residents. That represents every City Council member except for Erik Peterson, a conservative who was absent from Tuesday’s meeting for personal reasons.
— Surf City United (@surf_save) August 6, 2021
The group said in a statement posted on its website:
“We acknowledge that the option of Recall is a ‘last resort’ effort in our democratic Republic. After many weeks of intense deliberation, those of us who are working to organize this effort believe that immediate removal and replacement of these six council members is urgent and necessary to stop further damage and SAVE SURF CITY.”
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The group went on to accuse their targets of making “policies and decisions that will completely decimate our suburban beach community.” They said Carr, Delgleize, Kalmick, Moser, and Posey were targeted, in part, for “surrendering local zoning control to the state.”
Recall proponents said Bolton was served with a notice because she was appointed to city council last month despite never running for office or receiving a vote, “thus disenfranchising the voters of Huntington Beach.” She fills a seat vacated by Tito Ortiz, a former professional mixed martial arts fighter who resigned on June 1, citing “character assassination” by the media, among other reasons. According to the Orange County Register, Ortiz “repeatedly criticized masks as ineffective and dangerous, while referring to coronavirus safety measures as a conspiracy.”