Petitions have been approved for the recall effort against Mayor Vanessa Delgado and Councilman Jack Hadjinian. It took four attempts to get the petitions approved. The issue is votes to allow marijuana businesses to open and a $4.2 million city deficit. Petitioners would need about 6000 signatures.
Delgado is in an interesting situation -- she finished in the top two in the special election for a State Senate seat, though finished out of the money in third place for the general election. So she may be elected to the state Senate in November, but may refuse the seat because taking office for the short time period would force her to give up the Mayor job.