Thursday, September 9, 2021

California: Petitioners hand in over 81,000 signatures for San Francisco School Board recall

Petitioners handed in over 81.200 signatures in the the recall effort against of San Francisco Board President Gabriela Lopez, former Vice President Alison Collins and member Faauuga Moliga. They need 51,285 to get on the ballot.  Collins also dropped a lawsuit $87 million lawsuit against the board for removing her from the VP position.

The School Board recall is over a few issues, including a push to plan for the reopening of the schools, changing admissions for a high school and an extremely controversial decision to change the names of public schools for political reasons and using some odd history, including removing the name of Abraham Lincoln. Mayor London Breed has been particularly critical of the board, and the City Attorney Dennis Herrera has sued to compel reopening. 

Other board members Jenny Lam, Mark Sanchez and Kevine Boggess and Matt Alexander, will not be able to face a recall until June. 

California has been happy to kick out school board members over the last decade -- 25 have been removed in a recall vote, 7 have resigned, one has been kicked out by the board and only 6 survived a recall vote.

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