It’s a neon sign that the Democrat schemes aren’t working out as well as they were advertised when California residents start fighting back against tyranny. The citizens of Huntington Beach have had enough and hit their breaking point.
California centrists revolt
Enough is too much already, say the residents of Huntington Beach, California. Things aren’t so golden in the Golden State. Liberal policies are “ruining their town.” Some pissed off locals showed up at the City Council meeting August 3 with “notices of intention to circulate recall petitions.”
They tagged Mayor Kim Carr, Mayor Pro Tem Barbara Delgleize and all but one of their council members. Erik Peterson can stay because he’s a conservative but Rhonda Bolton, Mike Posey, Dan Kalmick and Natalie Moser are all on their way out the door.
On the “Save Surf City” website, the citizens’ group behind the plan notes, it’s their “hope that this effort will purge elected officials who seek to transform our suburban community to an urban sea of high density apartments and empower the voters to replace these individuals with elected officials who love our great city and will work to protect the interests and quality of life for our residents.”
California may be a progressive state but in Huntington Beach, they “love this city and have worked hard to earn our own little piece of this paradise. We are not inclined to let you destroy it without a fight.”
All but one #HuntingtonBeach City Council members were served recalls during an Aug. 3 council meeting, adding to the list of more than 50 #Recall campaigns currently underway in #California. https://t.co/XGHNGY9rdq
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) August 5, 2021
Their City Clerk, Robin Estanislau, points out that the town is stuck with Rhonda Bolton, at least for a little while because she was “appointed by the council to fill a vacancy, can’t be recalled yet because she has to be in place for 90 days before she could be removed.
Regarding the rest, the only thing standing in the way is paperwork. Under California law, the notices of intention are the required first step.
Save the suburbs
Everyone knew it was only a matter of time before Joe Biden and the Democrats would start wiping out the suburbs. Rumors were flying even before the election of the plans to eliminate single family residence zoning.
Huntington Beach resident Russel Neal blames this specific recall effort on the council’s “failure to protect the citizens of Huntington Beach from state efforts to change our zoning laws and destroy our single-family home beachfront community, and turn it into one urban high-rise, high-density development.” California has wanted to do that for years.
Gracey shares an emotional story about her childhood in Linwood and how she fled to Huntington Beach for a better life. She says that the dangerous town she left has come to HB, all because the council isn't listening to the people https://t.co/fm5jaK6TzG
— Surf City United (@surf_save) August 6, 2021
“The state’s pushing that and our city reps are shrugging their shoulders and saying they’re not going to fight it,” If the city won’t fight California liberals, then the “centrist” DINOs will fight the city.
According to Erik Peterson, the conservative allowed to keep his council seat, “I’m glad people are at least getting involved in seeing what’s going on, because there’s been a lot going on in Huntington Beach. We are a center-right community, and we have a very, very progressive agenda going right now, pushed by city council, and it’s basically pushed by the six they’re recalling.”
The next step in the formal recall process, under California law, is for those served with a formal notice to file a response. After that, “a petition to recall the liberals must be officially published.”
Following publication is an official approval process before conservatives can start rounding up signatures. Once that part starts, “backers have 160 days to gather the number of signatures required to hold an election.” The state’s Governor, Gavin Newsom is looking at a similar recall effort.