RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Citizens Initiative and Recall

A collection of news and information related to Citizens Initiative and Recall published by this site and its partners.

Top Citizens Initiative and Recall Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • San Bernardino activists get recall effort on November ballot

    San Bernardino activists get recall effort on November ballot
    Activists in bankrupt San Bernardino have qualified their effort to recall three city officials this fall, the county registrar of voters has announced. Voters will decide on Nov. 5 whether to recallĀ Councilmembers John Valdivia and Wendy McCammack...
  • Barbara Coe dies at 79; foe of services for those in U.S. illegally

    Barbara Coe dies at 79; foe of services for those in U.S. illegally
    For Barbara Coe, everything changed the day she accompanied an elderly friend to an Orange County social services center in 1991. "I walked into this monstrous room full of people, babies and little children all over the place, and I realized nobody was...
  • Village Entrance opponents divided about initiative

    Resident Paul Merritt announced Wednesday that his proposed initiative to restrict the Village Entrance Project is moving forward. The city attorney has completed the title and summary of Merritt's proposed initiative as required by election law to get...
  • Move to recall Bob Filner was progressing swiftly when he resigned

    Move to recall Bob Filner was progressing swiftly when he resigned
    SAN DIEGO -- Activists attempting to oust then-Mayor Bob Filner appear to have been well on their way to qualifying for a recall election, according to information released Friday. In less than six days, the recall movement had gathered 37,517...
  • Critics fear unions could gain power in ballot process under new bill

    SACRAMENTO -- Advocates trying to place initiatives on California’s ballot may face new requirements under a bill approved by the Legislature this month. The measure, AB 857 by Assemblyman Paul Fong (D-Cupertino), would require 10% of petition...
  • Decades long low-income subsidy in peril after Burbank voters reject measure

    A decades-long program that subsidizes trash and sewer bills for low-income seniors and disabled people is at risk of being cut after Burbank voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a special tax to continue its funding source. Roughly 1,900 out of...
  • Effort to recall mayor fizzles

    The Costa Mesa resident behind an effort to recall Mayor Jim Righeimer said Friday that he will not have enough signatures by the deadline to bring his petition to voters. Chris McEvoy needed 15% of the Costa Mesa electorate — or more than 9,000...
  • The California recall, 10 years later

     The California recall, 10 years later
    How different would California be today if voters had not ousted Gov. Gray Davis 10 years ago Monday, a mere 11 months after reelecting him to a second four-year term? What one error could Davis have avoided, if he could replay his abbreviated tenure,...
  • Ten years after Gray Davis recall, California still feels effects

    Ten years after Gray Davis recall, California still feels effects
    SACRAMENTO — Ten years ago, California erupted in an anti-government, anti-establishment convulsion unlike any ever seen. Disgruntled voters seized the chance for a rare do-over, recalling their staid and serious governor, Gray Davis, and...
  • Gray Davis strikes philosophical tone 10 years after recall

    Gray Davis strikes philosophical tone 10 years after recall
    For political roadkill, Gray Davis sounds awfully chipper these days. After decades spent in methodical, often joyless pursuit of higher office, the man who won the governor's office in 1998 was ousted in a recall election that was equal parts...
  • California recall frenzy failed to materialize after Arnold elected

    California recall frenzy failed to materialize after Arnold elected
    It may be too soon, a mere decade after the California recall, to assess its lasting legacy. There have been significant changes in the way elections are run in the state, which, if proponents are correct, may eventually produce a more compromising...