Don Bauder 2:30 p.m., Aug. 1
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How we can recall Todd Gloria
So Todd has demonstrated that he absolutely will not represent his constituents and will not stop until the historic status of Balboa Park is irreparably damaged. I have been trying to warn about Todd for the past 5 years but I don't think people realized how bad and how dangerous he was. Now that we have seen that he is determined to destroy our crown jewel by shoving the Plaza de Panama bypass bridge down our throats despite common sense alternatives it is time to get serious and talk recall.
So what can we do:
The citizens of California are granted the authority to perform a recall election by Article 2, Sections 13-19 of the California Constitution.
The amount of valid signatures required to force a recall election are:
For statewide officers, 12% of the votes cast in the last election for the official being recalled, 1% from each of 5 counties.
All others, 20% of the votes cast in the last election for the official being recalled.
(It would not be that hard to get 20% since so few people cast votes for Todd in the 2012 election).
The first step in a recall effort is the circulation of recall petitions. The process begins with the filing of a notice-of-intent-to-recall petition written in the proper legal language and signed by 65 voters. Once that is accomplished, the recall petition can be circulated in earnest.
The recall ballot has two components: a yes or no vote for recall, and the names of replacement candidates, selected by the nomination process used in regular elections. The recall measure itself is successful if it passes by a majority. In that case, the replacement candidate with a simple plurality of votes wins the office. If the recall measure fails, the replacement candidate votes are ignored.
So com'on SD, it's time to get serious about booting Todd Gloria from office. He does not represent us.