Olga Diaz recall, Escondido City, California (2014)
Recall proponent arguments
Recall supporters contend that Diaz, recognized as the only liberal member of the city council, does not represent the views of her constituents.
Regarding the recall effort, Diaz said, "It may be a fun exercise for [recall leader Robroy Fawcett] to go through, but it's a very costly exercise for the city to indulge, certainly when there's no allegation of any wrongdoing. He just doesn't like the concept of districts."
Escondido recently adopted districtwide elections. New district lines were drawn in 2013, but according to Diaz, the new district lines do not take effect until a districtwide election for a new city council member.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in California
City attorney Jeff Epp said that, owing to the impacts of redistricting, it is unclear whether recall proponents would have to collect signatures from 20 percent of the district's voters (approximately 2,800 people) or a percentage of the city's total registered voters. He indicated he would make a decision on the matter in early February 2014.