The recall effort against Oakland Mayor Jean Quan appears to have failed. The committee needed 19,800 valid signatures bu Monday, they claim to have only 17,000.
Petitioners appeared not to be able to raise the funds needed to collect the signatures -- they raised $15,753 by the end of March, while racking up $26,165 in debts. Note this fact:
Castro said that the committee could only pay gatherers $1 a signature, a third of what they said others were being paid.
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