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Recall Group Fails to Get Enough Signatures to Oust Mayor Allevato

Leaders "terminate" the effort one day before the signatures were due.

Clint Worthington serving a notice to recall Mayor Sam Allevato at a council meeting in September. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo
Clint Worthington serving a notice to recall Mayor Sam Allevato at a council meeting in September. Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo

The people behind the recent attempt to recall Mayor Sam Allevato have given up.

In a letter to city officials submitted Thursday, a group calling itself “Residents for Honest Government” indicated that it is dropping its efforts.

"The proponents of the Intent to recall Sam Allevato have decided to terminate the recall effort, effective March 6, 2014," said the letter, signed by John Perry and Clint Worthington. 

Recall supporters were “just short” of gaining the 3,503 signatures needed by today, according to a statement Perry sent to Patch. The movement began in September.

“The team decided to refocus our efforts to work on the next San Juan Capistrano municipal election in November 2014,” says the statement.

Allevato could not be reached for a comment. 

Steve Behmerwohld March 07, 2014 at 03:29 PM
"Just short" and i'm just "Big boned". PLEASE let's move on.
bill odel March 07, 2014 at 04:16 PM
When will the attacks end in SJC? Now the recall is over, we see attacks against people who post? Pointing out financial troubles of someone is uncalled for and just plain wrong. You are a perfect example of the angry mob that does nothing to advance anything. We have people like you in SJC, and its spreading across America. Sad.
bill odel March 07, 2014 at 04:16 PM
Steve, I did not know you were big boned. That would be more information than I need. Have a great weekend.
Mechelle Lawrence Adams March 07, 2014 at 07:04 PM
This is a great day for SJC. Lots of great people pulled together. It is a town that people are proud to be a part of and raise their families. It has come across by a few like a Wild West town when in GS t it is a place of dstinction. Time for haters to try another tactic. Time for us all to move forward. Life is short. Btw- Matt, you don't deserve that post. You've been hard on me but I am proud to know you. I am sorry for those comments.

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