Joe Riboli, Lauren Sinnott and David Ingham recall, Point Arena, California (2011)

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A vote about whether to recall Joe Riboli, Lauren Sinnott and David Ingham from their elected positions as members of the city council of the City of Point Arena in Mendocino County took place on August 30, 2011.[1][2]

Riboli, Sinnott and Ingham were recalled in the August 30 vote.

Riboli, Sinnott, Oropeza and Ingham were three of the four remaining members of Point Arena's city council. Eloisa Oropeza, a fourth city council member, resigned in April 2011. Her name also appeared on the recall ballot, since a recall election targeting her was also scheduled.[3] Mayor Terry Hughey, who is the husband of Eloisa Oropeza, is new to the city council and was not targeted in the recall attempt.[2]

Brian and Caitlin Riehl were leaders in the recall effort. Riehl resigned from his position on the city council in January 2011 after the city council fired Claudia Hillary, who had been the city clerk/administrator. This firing has been referred to by recall supporters as a "ruthless termination."

Point Arena has a population of 450. It was established in 1868 and incorporated as a city in 1908.[2]

Election results

Joe Riboli

Should Joe Riboli be recalled?
Approveda Yes 92 61.33%

Lauren Sinnott

Should Lauren Sinnott be recalled?
Approveda Yes 98 65.33%

David Ingham

Should David Ingham be recalled?
Approveda Yes 85 57.43%

Eloisa Oropeza

Should Eloisa Oropeza be recalled?
Approveda Yes 75 50.68%

Path to the ballot

Recall organizers circulated a separate petition for each of the three recall targets. About 75 signatures had to be gathered on each set of petitions, or 30% of Point Arena's 246 registered voters.[2]

Cost of election

See also: Costs of administering local elections

The estimated cost of administering the recall election was $5,000.[2]

See also

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