PETITION TO RECALL MAYOR ANTONIO VILLARAIGOSA
Committee of proponents who are registered voters of the City of Los Angeles sponsoring the Recall petition:
Phil Jennerjahn David Hernandez
STATEMENT OF REASONS FOR PROPOSED RECALL
We, the undersigned voters of the City of Los Angeles do hereby petition The Los Angeles City Clerks Office for redress of our grievances and do hereby request a Recall Election to be held - for cause - against Mayor Antonio Villarigosa.
Despite record income over the last five years, Mayor Villaraigosa has led the City down a path of reckless and irresponsible spending that would have been avoided by a more professional and logical City Official. In the face of a crushing recession, the Mayor actually accelerated spending and hiring to the point that the City may have to declare BANKRUPTCY before the end of 2010. While he is now asking City officials to eliminate 1000 city jobs, the Mayor has selfishly refused to fire a single member of his enormous staff - including 16 Deputy Mayors and 93 personal staff members. In 2009, the Mayor offered a 3.9 BILLION dollar contract to the IBEW (Electricians Union) for the potential construction of solar panels. The no-bid contract, awarded without competition to his political supporters, creates the appearance of corruption and collusion, and would have increased costs for citizens of Los Angeles. Voters rejected the idea (Measure B) at the polls in March 2009. We, the undersigned, believe that his continued status as Mayor of Los Angeles endangers the rights and freedoms of all citizens now living under his legal control. We hereby petition for his removal.
We, the undersigned, do hereby solemnly swear or affirm that the statements made in this document are truthful and factual, to the best of our knowledge.