San Bernardino City Council Member Wendy McCammack

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/06/2013 10:40:16 PM PDT

The group behind a campaign to recall nine elected city officials says eight have been served with the required notice and accuses the remaining councilwoman of hiding and even denying her identity to avoid being served.

The group can’t begin collecting signatures to put Councilwoman Wendy McCammack’s recall on the ballot until seven days after she accepts the notice of intention to circulate recall petitions. A long delay potentially interferes with required timelines to get recalls for all seven council members, the mayor and the city attorney on November’s ballot.

But the bigger issue is what the alleged obstruction demonstrates, according to Scott Beard, the responsible officer for the group behind the recall attempt.

“What we are seeing in a current situation with Council Member Wendy McCammack is (symptomatic) of the lack of bravery and integrity this city’s leadership has shown over the course of the last few years,” Beard wrote in a statement. “…This is plainly leadership on the run and demonstrates how dysfunctional our city government really can be. Council Member McCammack’s actions are similar to a fugitive on the run attempting to dodge justice. ”

None of that is true, McCammack said.

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