Sam Allevato recall, San Juan, California (2014)
An effort to recall Mayor Sam Allevato in San Juan, California from his position was launched in late 2013. At issue are increased water rates to operate and expand the Ground Water Recovery Plant. By his support of the Ground Water Recovery Plant, recall proponents contend that Allevato has "disregarded the health and financial well-being" of residents.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in California
A notice of intent to recall was first filed by Residents for Honest Government on September 17, 2013. Proponents have until March 7, 2014 to collect the 3,502 valid signatures required to trigger a recall election.
John Perry, a leader of the recall effort, alleged that Allevato and some of his colleagues on the city council had interfered with the recall committee's signature gathering efforts in early January 2014. Perry reported the incident to local authorities, who indicated that they would not be investigating the matter.