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Jerry Amante recall, Tustin, California (2011)

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An effort to recall Jerry Amante from his position as mayor of the City of Tustin, California was launched in April 2011.[1] The effort was abandoned in October 2011 when recall proponents missed the signature filing deadline due to a lack of signatures.[2]

Amante will be termed out of office in November 2012.[2]

Recall supporters

Charles Horvath was a leader in the recall effort, and is the person who served Amante with the legally-required notice of intent to recall at a city council meeting in April.[3]

The reasons given by Horvath for pursuing the recall effort were:

  • Amante's behavior toward other council members[3]
  • The tripling of Tustin's legal fees from 2005 to 2010[3]
  • The firing of former City Manager David Biggs[3]
  • The lawsuit filed against Tustin Unified School District[3]
  • Amante's appeal of a Planning Commission decision regarding Old Town Tustin homes[3]
  • Letters from Amante regarding organizations like the American Legion and Tustin Area Council of Fine Arts.[3]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing recall in California

Recall organizers would have needed to collect the signatures of 20% of Tustin's registered voters by Tuesday, October 4th, in order to force a recall election. They would have needed 7,039 signatures. The Recall Amante Committee says they fell several hundred signatures short in their signature gathering efforts.[2]

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