Pacifica Tribune/Jane Northrop, 1/13/12. "Two council members face recall attempt."
"Disgruntled with the way a couple of council members have conducted business over the course of their terms, one local resident and her supporters seek to have them recalled.
The allegations in the recall notice also refer to violations of city codes forcing a whistleblower to resign, an alleged violation of state law by encouraging a biodiesel project that failed. Also, rejected developments, lack of action regarding city properties and waste of taxpayer funds. And finally, an alleged lack of disciplinary actions regarding employees' neglect that cost the city millions of dollars, the notice states. Dyer said she has already collected more than the 20 signatures required to place a recall on the November ballot. "They are part of the big three that held up development for so many years," she said. "Why not have a clean slate in November? If we don't have some good candidates running, I think we should consider becoming a charter city. We'd have more control."
Digre and DeJarnatt will have seven days to respond to the notices. After that time, Dyer will continue to gather signatures on petitions for recall. She said she is seeking to recall DeJarnatt even though he said he wouldn't run again and his term expires in November. She believes he may change his mind.
"If she wants to try and recall me, she's welcome to do so. That's her right," said DeJarnatt. "With that said, I don't agree with any of the charges that she has listed. They are all very vague with no examples pointed out of individual acts and I disagree with them entirely. They are a bunch of general charges that don't make sense. I voted in a fashion that caused the city to lose money and stop development? We haven't stopped development. Therese (Dyer) has disagreed with much of what I've done so far, so I'm not surprised. "DeJarnatt said he is definitely not running again. That could preclude the recall attempt because it cannot be brought within six months of an election where the candidate seeks reelection. Digre was unavailable for comment."
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