City Councilmembers are backing the recall of Torrance Treasurer Dana Cortez after she hasn't shown up for work in nearly five months (she claims medical issues). Cortez has had her leave extended until September 30, which will be nearly a year since she last appeared. The council cut her salary by 50% and reassigned half her duties following allegations of mismanagement prior to her leave.
Petitioner needs about 13000 signatures. Petitioners claim they have 1500. The article notes that the last successful recall in Torrance was in 1941.