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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Comments (7)
  1. Zack Debarco says:

    It’s about time!!! This woman is in over her head and should never have been elected in the first place. Her poor decision making abilities while a on the city council demonstrated her lack of common sense and integrity!

  2. Dany says:

    Why don’t you take Rose Pak from San Francisco as well

  3. tn says:

    LaTonda? Let me guess…. Back to the subject- Let’s see, Ron Dellums, Jerry Brown, Elihu Harris…Jean Quan. I guess 4 is a charm.

  4. Gerald Veiluva says:

    I do not think Jerry Brown should be included in the group of four; however, finding a fourth from previous mayors of Oakland should be easy.

  5. Arthur Klein says:

    Hi @Mayor Quan,

    I grieve for you today, I am embarrassed and ashamed for your unAmerican behavior this day! When all is said and done what will be said of where you stood. Firing bullets, harassing and abusing the citizens of our wonderful California. All they were doing was peacefully assembling as patriots.

    You will certainly be haunted by your choices today to commit violence on citizens exercising their inalienable rights…

    To you i send Love Light & Peace to see what you are doing and to change course…


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