By PE News
on June 1, 2010 12:26 PM
Backers of a move to recall four San Jacinto City Council members indicted in a political corruption probe filed petitions — with more than 4,000 signatures each — with the city this morning.
San Jacinto City Clerk Rick Miller will count the signatures before forwarding the petitions to the Riverside County Registrar of Voters Office, where signatures will be checked against voter rolls for verification.
A petition must have 2,815 signatures to qualify for a recall election. The San Jacinto Corruption Recall Active Movement (SCRAM) group collected 4,874 signatures to recall Councilman Jim Ayres, 4,832 to recall Councilman John Mansperger, 4,884 to recall Councilman Jim Potts and 4,909 to recall Mayor Dale Stubblefield, according to numbers provided by Rob Davis, one of the attorneys for the group.
Recall campaign director Darrell Connerton said he is confident there will be enough valid signatures.
The notices of intent to recall filed in December called the four “unfit” and “unethical” public servants.
If sufficient valid signatures are collected against a council member, City Clerk Rick Miller said last week he would recommend that the City Council set an election to coincide with the November general election. That Nov. 2 date is within the time set by state election laws applicable to recalls.
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