Saturday, September 13, 2014

California: Maywood Mayor/Councilwoman recall petitions to get back on the ballot

After election officials threw out the recall attempt against Maywood Mayor Oscar Magaña and City Councilwoman Veronica Guardado, petitioners are now looking to the courts to get the recall restarted. The recall effort is led by Ramon Medina, who has lost four runs for the city council and a former council member, who lost in November. The issues appear to be leasing the community center to the YMCA and allowing a motel to be built.

Petitioners claim they handed in 5,300 signatures, though the city clerk claimed that petitioners used improper forms and using non-resident petitioners. The City Councilwoman noted that the recall would cost approximately $100,000.

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