Friday, June 21, 2013

California: More problems in San Bernardino recall

Continual problems with City Clerk Gigi Hanna as she reversed an earlier decision and invalidated signatures against Councilwoman Wendy McCammack.
The disqualification of signatures gathered against McCammack was based on the same interpretation of the city charter that led Hanna to decide on June 12 - in what recall proponents consider a reversal of an earlier promise - that signatures gathered as part of the recall campaigns against Penman and Councilmen Robert Jenkins and Chas Kelley were invalid.
Here's the problem: Petitioners can't start signature-gathering until seven days after publishing a notice that includes the targeted officials' response if the official requests it. McCammack made the request on May 23, but the office mistakenly thought her deadline was the 20th.

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