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Olga Diaz recall, Escondido City, California (2014)

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An effort to recall Olga Diaz in Escondido City, California from her position was launched in January 2014.[1] The recall did not go to a vote because supporters failed to collect enough signatures to move the recall forward.[2]

Recall proponent arguments

Recall supporters contended that Diaz, recognized as the only liberal member of the city council, did not represent the views of her constituents.[1]

Official's response

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 adopted districtwide elections prior to this recall. New district lines were drawn in 2013, but according to Diaz, the new district lines did 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 was 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. Supporters did not turn in enough signatures to move the recall forward.[2]

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