CHICO — Once again, Mayor Andrew Coolidge and Chico Councilor Sean Morgan have been served with recall notices.
The new political group known as Chico Voters had Morgan served in his classroom a second time on Tuesday, the morning before a council meeting. Coolidge was served later in the day.
Chico Voters had previously served both politicians, though the paperwork was rejected by the City Clerk’s Office, thus restarting the process. The group released a statement in regards to the matter.
“Now that we have served both men with corrected notices, we will work closely with city and county officials to ensure that we move quickly to the next phase,” said Chico Voters spokesperson Morgan Kennedy.
The rejection was due to the formatting of signatures on the recall petition.
“A minor formatting error and a confusing rejection letter by the city clerk set us back a few days, but not enough to stop this effort,” Kennedy said. “Recalling and replacing these two incompetent people before they cause more damage to our city is worth fighting for. We will not be deterred, and this is only the beginning.”
In the previous recall effort, the group aimed to complete the recall process in time for the June election in order to minimize the cost to the city and county. According to the statement from Chico Voters, this remains the goal.
“We will do our part to put this effort on the already-scheduled June election ballot, and we have complete trust in the city and county clerk’s offices to do their jobs in a timely manner as required by law,” Kennedy said.
Morgan issued his response to the second recall notice.
“Why don’t these people respect education and keep interrupting my classes?” Morgan said. “If they can’t get paperwork right and have no respect for professionalism, education, integrity and legal elections, how do they expect to be taken seriously?”
“Hopefully they got the paperwork correct this time so they stop wasting city money,” added Coolidge. “We’ll see what happens.”