A group of Oakland residents filed a petition today declaring their intent to recall Mayor Jean Quan, saying she has failed to provide strong leadership for the city, particularly on crime and the development of the former Oakland Army Base.
The petition, filed this morning with the City Clerk’s office, bears 71 signatures and criticizes Quan for “willfully ignoring the city’s most pressing issue: public safety.”
It goes on to say that Quan has offered “no rational solution to mitigate the chaos.”
The petition also criticizes Quan for her stands on development issues.
“After nearly a year in office, she has exhibited no leadership or insight to develop and implement a sustainable solution to our growing unemployment and depressed economic development,” the petition states
City Clerk LaTonda Simmons said that this was the first time anyone had filed an attempt to recall an elected Oakland official in at least nine years.
To see the petition go to: imgs.sfgate.com/g/acrobat/2011/10/24/petitionrecall10-24-11.pdf