Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Recall of Siskiyou supervisor fails

Local activists' efforts to recall Siskiyou County Supervisor Marcia Armstrong -- which I first reported on in November -- appear to have fallen short.

From the Siskiyou Daily News:
The effort to recall Siskiyou County District 5 Supervisor Marcia Armstrong failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the June ballot.

As of the Feb. 1 deadline, the effort, led by several members of Scott Valley Protect Our Water (POW) and other property rights advocates in western Siskiyou County, had only collected 267 registered signatures.

“The group needed to obtain 1,292 signatures (25 percent of the registered voters in District 5) to qualify the recall for the ballot,” Siskiyou County Clerk Colleen Setzer said.
The recall's organizers told the newspaper they felt they got their point across.

Members of Scott Valley Protect Our Water are very vocal and sometimes eloquent about the challenges up there, and we reporters tend to give their views and tactics plenty of ink. But as this shows, whether they actually reflect a majority of residents or ranchers in Siskiyou County is very much in question.

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