In case you missed it, here is Chris Thompson discussing some Fullerton recall details on the John and Ken Show a few days ago.
Naturally the discussion gravitates towards the tens of thousands of dollars that the police unions have kicked in against the recall to protect their three depreciating investments.
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“If somebody says there is a culture of corruption, they’re either lying, they have other motives or they are grossly misinformed.”
1984 Orwellian double speak at its finest.
WAR IS PEACE, FREEDOM IS SLAVERY, and IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
I’m not sure Chris T. is correct about two things:
1. The Bankhead and McKinley terms will not be a single election with the two replacement candidates receiving the highest vote count winning. Instead, they will need to be individual elections, just like the Jones seat.
2. I also understood Chris to say that voters can only vote for a replacement council person if they vote YES on the recall question. I don’t think this is correct. I think voters can vote for either or both questions on the ballot (recall YES/NO and pick one replacement candidate for the seat in question.
Am I correct?
I believe that I am correct about your #1. The candidates will declare for one of two tracks. One track is fed by both Bankhead and McKinley’s recalls and the terms end January 2015. If both are recalled, the top two vote getters win those seats. If only one is recalled, only the top vote-getter wins that seat. Jones seat is up for re-lection this November and the winner will have to run again at that time. On #2, you are correct, and if I came off saying otherwise I did not make the point clearly. One can vote no on the recall and still vote for a replacement candidate. My point was simply that the replacement vote is only relevant if the recall is successful.
Not for me, but what are the Salary and Benefits, Legally, and Ethically.
thank you, Chris Thompson, Tony Bushala and Travis Kiger for your sheer will and determination to restore our representative government by wresting political power from the three corrupt ones, Jones, McKinley and Bankhead, and their cronies.
As a Fullerton lifer, I have had to watch the self-reliant, enterprising spirit of our town whittled down into a municipality dependent on the cavalier attitude of the select few who occupy our city council.
^ This. Thank you ALL!
The ‘Pugs will try to run replacements to hedge their bets.
Well, they can try, but they won’t be sanctioned by Ackerman/Royce.
You get lifetime medical in certain OC cities as a councilmember. The pay is not great if you need to spend your own money to get re-elected, however, many sell out to developers, trash collectors, tow truck companies, etc. Its the American way!
Well, Tuco knows………you can be squeaky clean, but how is a voter to know you are scrupulously honest and your other councilmembers are not?
Great interview, Chris. I have to also add my thanks to you, Tony and Travis for putting this together and keeping it together. Well done, guys!
Bell City Council recall, California (March 2011) -BALLOT PEDIA
17 candidates filed to run for Bell City Council in the combined municipal/recall election that took place on the March 8, 2011 ballot