Petitioners (Citizens for Responsible Leadership) claim that they have enough signatures to force a recall of Mayor John Huerta. Huerta (a council member elected to the mayor's office) joins two other council members, John Martinez and Yolanda Teneyuque, in the June recall ballot. They fight is over a merger of the police department with a nearby city, Soledad. At the same time, there will be referendum on whether to allow the merger of department to go forward.
The merger, which would allegedly save the city $160,000 has also brought up controversy because of claims that the current Police Chief favors indigenous immigrants over other Greenfield residents. Check here for more on that story.