Six Elected Officials in California Served Recall Notice as Residents Say Enough Is Enough

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Residents of Huntington Beach, California say extreme leftists are ruining their town.

Six elected officials were served recall notices.

This includes Mayor Kim Carr and Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Delgleize as well as council members Rhonda Bolton, Mike Posey, Dan Kalmick and Natalie Moser.

A council announced this news during a meeting on Aug. 3 with citizens.

There was only one member not tarted — Erik Peterson — who is reportedly more conservative. Peterson said he’s glad to see the recall effort.

“I’m glad people are at least getting involved in seeing what’s going on, because there’s been a lot going on in Huntington Beach. We are a center-right community, and we have a very, very progressive agenda going right now, pushed by city council, and it’s basically pushed by the six they’re recalling,” he said.

One resident, Russell Neal, spoke out to explain the council’s “failure in protecting the citizens of Huntington Beach from state efforts to change our zoning laws.

Neal says this destroys their “single-family home beachfront community and transforms it into one urban high-rise, high-density development.”

“The state’s pushing that and our city reps are shrugging their shoulders and saying they’re not going to fight it,” Neal told The Epoch Times.

“We love this city and have worked hard to earn our own little piece of this paradise,” he said during the meeting at which the recall effort was announced, according to the Los Angeles Times.

“We are not inclined to let you destroy it without a fight,” Neal said.

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City Clerk Robin Estanislau said Bolton, who was appointed by the council to fill a vacancy, can’t be recalled yet because she has to be in place for 90 days before she could be removed.

He was also irked that the appointed Bolton “has never run for office in Huntington Beach,” thereby not giving “account to the voters.”

The citizens group, which calls itself Save Surf City, said on its website, “It is our hope that this effort will purge elected officials who seek to transform our suburban community to an urban sea of High Density Apartments and empower the voters to replace these individuals with elected officials who love our great city and will work to protect the interests and quality of life for our residents.”

Last week’s action started the formal recall process by serving the targets with notices of recall intent.

Those targeted must file a response, and then a petition to recall the liberals must be officially published. Once the petition gets official approval, its backers have 160 days to gather the number of signatures required to hold an election.