Feather River Recreation and Park District recall, California (2012)
An effort to recall all five members of the Feather River Recreation and Park District Board of Directors was launched in September 2011 and abandoned in February 2012 due to a lack of signatures. The names of the recall targets are T.J. Jensen, Loren Gill, Bob Sharkey, Jan Hill, and John Allen. Sharkey tendered his resignation in January 2012.
Reasons for recall
Recall organizers cited a number of motivations for their recall campaign:
- Interim Assistant General Manager Shawn Brandt fired staff and hired her two daughters.
- Financial manager Susan Martin was fired, received a $50,000 settlement, signed a contract saying she would never again work for the district, then was rehired and given an $8,000 a year pay raise.
- Unreliable record-keeping, including the shredding of documents without following district policies and procedures.
Path to the ballot
Recall organizers needed to submit 4,853 valid signatures for each recall target in order to force a recall election. They submitted 4,747 signatures for John Allen, 4,667 for Jensen, 1,324 for Gill and 1,252 for Hill.