Word has it Baldwin Park officials have rejected the recall effort against three City Council members. Chief Executive Officer Vijay Singhal tells me the recall papers did not qualify because they were not in accordance with the election code.
Mayor Manuel Lozano confirmed this information, but more specifics will have to come from Deputy City Clerk Laura Nieto on Monday.
Local businessman and Pomona resident Greg Tuttle served recall intention notices on Council members Anthony Bejarano, Marlen Garcia and Monica Garcia at the June 18 council meeting. He filed official recall paperwork with the City Clerk’s office the following Monday.
Experts often warn about the difficulty of getting recall efforts off the ground —- the amoung of money it takes and the importance of having a good lawyer who knows the system and can help file paperwork properly.
Tuttle told me a month ago that he had retained a lawyer for the recall effort … guess something must have been lacking.