San Bernardino Seal

Ryan Hagen, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/21/2013 06:34:38 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO — City Clerk Gigi Hanna this week reversed her earlier decision and invalidated many signatures seeking to recall Councilwoman Wendy McCammack.

The change was based on an email “that had been missed” until Wednesday, showing McCammack had met a deadline she previously appeared to have missed, Hanna said.

It’s another blow to the group attempting to recall Mayor Pat Morris, City Attorney James F. Penman and all seven City Council members — and, in that group’s words, the latest evidence of Hanna’s “negligence.”

The disqualification of signatures gathered against McCammack was based on the same interpretation of the city charter that led Hanna to decide on June 12 — in what recall proponents consider a reversal of an earlier promise — that signatures gathered as part of the recall campaigns against Penman and Councilmen Robert Jenkins and Chas Kelley were invalid.

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