In a first motion in the rare use of the recall trial, a judge ruled that the recall plaintiffs can't join the case against Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R), but may be allowed in once a new prosecutor is appointed.
Delgaudio is facing a recall over claims by a staffer that she set up meetings to solicit political donations on the county clock. Petitioners handed in 686 signatures. Though there was a grand jury investigation, no charges were filed. The Board of Supervisors (all Republican), censured Delgaudio and stripped him of committee assignments.