Friday, October 12, 2012

California: San Francisco Sheriff survives Board of Supervisior ouster vote, now facing recall threats

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors have voted to reinstate Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi who faced calls for his ouster (and was suspended by Mayor Ed Lee) over domestic violence charges. The vote was 7-4 to remove, they needed 9 to kick him out.

Now comes the recall, though it will not be easy. They need on the order of 47,000 signatures. The last SF official to face recall was Mayor Dianne Feinstein in 1983

Supervisors Jake McGoldrick and Aaron Peskin faced recall threats in 2007, and former Supervisor Sophie Maxwell in 2003 and 2010, though none got to the ballot.

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