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Oakland Group Files Petition To Recall Mayor Quan

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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (AP)

OAKLAND (CBS / AP) — A group of Oakland residents has filed a petition seeking to recall Mayor Jean Quan, saying she is ignoring public safety as the city’s most pressing issue.

The petition filed Monday with 71 signatures said the group has no confidence in Quan, adding that she has “no rational solution to mitigate the chaos” since taking office in January.

City Clerk LaTonda Simmons told the San Francisco Chronicle that this is the first attempt to recall an elected Oakland official in at least nine years. The filing comes after former police chief Anthony Batts resigned two weeks ago.

Quan Spokeswoman Sue Piper said on Monday that Quan has been busy with public safety issues such as recently rehiring 38 officers, securing a federal grant for 25 more and sponsoring a public safety summit with hundreds of residents earlier this month.

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