The recall effort against Huntington Beach Council members Kim Carr, Dan Kalmick, and Mike Posey has failed, with petitioners falling about 1000 signatures short for each. Signatures were handed in for the with about 13,966-14,295 per candidates. They needed 13,352 valids for each.
Petitioners had previously failed in handing in signatures for Huntington Beach Councilmembers Barbara Delgeize, and Natalie Moser, with petitioners not handing in the 13,252 signatures needed. Councilman Erik Peterson, a conservative, is not facing recall threats and Rhoda Bolton was targeted earlier, but did not hit the end of her term's grace period to start the signature collection effort.
The issue is claims that they surrendered "local zoning control to the state." One of the leaders of the petition effort is Gracey Van Der Mark, who lost the race for the seat in November 2020 (she came in fourth for the three seats).