Jerry Amante recall, Tustin, California (2011)
Amante will be termed out of office in November 2012.
Charles Horvath was a leader in the recall effort, and is the person who served Amante with the legally-required notice of intent to recall at a city council meeting in April.
The reasons given by Horvath for pursuing the recall effort were:
- Amante's behavior toward other council members
- The tripling of Tustin's legal fees from 2005 to 2010
- The firing of former City Manager David Biggs
- The lawsuit filed against Tustin Unified School District
- Amante's appeal of a Planning Commission decision regarding Old Town Tustin homes
- Letters from Amante regarding organizations like the American Legion and Tustin Area Council of Fine Arts.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in California
Recall organizers would have needed to collect the signatures of 20% of Tustin's registered voters by Tuesday, October 4th, in order to force a recall election. They would have needed 7,039 signatures. The Recall Amante Committee says they fell several hundred signatures short in their signature gathering efforts.
- Website of the City of Tustin
- Recall Amante, website supporting the recall effort
- Recall Amante on Facebook