Organizers launch bid to recall embattled L.A. City Councilmember Kevin de León | AP Photo Councilman’s recall ballot includes three terms and one city commission term
L.A. County residents who support a recall effort to remove City Councilmember Kevin de León from office in May will be asked about their support for that recall effort on Election Day.
That’s the result of a decision late Friday afternoon by Secretary of State records officer and Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters Suzanne Stolle.
While no deadline has been set for the deadline for submitting signatures to trigger the recall effort, the county official said she would hold a hearing in mid-January for those who have collected the necessary signatures.
Recall campaigns are designed to allow voters to remove a public official or to change the outcome of the election in response to the removal of public officials. Only if enough signatures are submitted can De León be removed from office, which is what he must do in order for the recall to be filed.
An election will be held in Los Angeles County on May 6 to pick the City Council’s replacement.
A third signature on the ballot is required to initiate the recall and it must also be signed by voters in the six-county district of Los Angeles County where De León is from when the recall is filed.
The Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters is recommending that voters in that district take two action steps:
Support the recall of Councilmember Kevin de León.
Sign the petition to bring about the recall.
De León ran for the District 3 seat on the City Council in 2012 and a recall effort was started by the League of California Credit Union Employees and the Concerned Taxpayers of Los Angeles County in April.
The referendum question on the ballot is:
Do you support the recall of Councilmember Kevin de León?
If you do not, then please vote against the recall