Rosamond Community Service District Board of Directors recall, California (2013)
An effort to recall the Rosamond Community Service District Board of Directors in Kern County, California was launched in August 2013. Supporters of the recall circulated petitions in order to qualify the recall question for the ballot. However, supporters of the effort did not collect enough signatures, therefore, the recall did not go to a vote.
Recall supporters targeted four of five elected board members, including: Bryon Glennan, Kathy Spoor, Rick Webb and Greg Wood. One member, Alfred Wallis, was not targeted because he was elected to his seat in November 2012. Recall supporters were upset over service rate increases, as well as alleged public service and budget problems. They also hoped a new board would select a different general manager.
The district was created in 1966, and provided management in relation to water, waste, street lights, graffiti abatement, and parks and recreation.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in California
Recall supporters were required to collect signatures from 25 percent of registered voters in the district (1,723 names) by November 21, 2013 to trigger a recall election. A special election was estimated to cost the district $35,000.
- 23ABC News, "Four of six Rosamond Community Service Distrcit board directors face recall petition," August 26, 2013
- Mojave Desert News, "Recall Petitions Circulate for RCSD Board," September 6, 2013
- Mojave Desert News, "No Recall for RCSD Board," December 6, 2013
- Rosamond Community Service District, "Rosamond Community Services District History," accessed September 9, 2013