Pete DeJarnatt and Sue Digre recall, Pacifica, California (2012)
An effort to recall Pete DeJarnatt and Sue Digre from their elected positions on the city council of Pacifica, California, in San Mateo County was launched in March 2012. The recall effort was later abandoned. DeJarnatt serves as mayor of Pacifica, while Digre is a city council member. DeJarnatt did not run for re-election in the November 2012 election.
Reasons for recall
Therese Dyer initiated the recall effort. Recall supporters alleged ineffective leadership on the part of DeJarnatt and Digre. The recall targets were accused of a lack of decision making leading to the mismanagement of city resources, violations of city codes which forced a whistle-blower to resign, a violation of state law regarding a biodiesel project that failed, rejected business developments, a lack of action regarding city properties, a lack of disciplinary action against employees whose neglect allegedly cost the city millions of dollars, and a waste of taxpayer funds.
Path to the ballot
To get the recall question on the November ballot, recall supporters would have needed to collect signatures from 20% of the voters who voted in the last city council election.