The recall was over Gomez's Facebook Live video of the open casket for Hesperia Mayor Russ Blewett as well as other videos such as a homeless shelter and a sanctuary city meeting.
Of note is this criticism of potential signers by Bob Harriman, one of the lead petitioners:
“Everybody is so lazy. If we’re set up for signatures, they’ll drive by, honk their horns, whatever, but nobody wants to stop by and sign anything,” Harriman said. “So we came to the conclusion that we were going to have to pay canvassers.”