Oakland Mayor Likely To Survive Recall Push
OAKLAND (CBS 5) – Embattled Oakland Mayor Jean Quan appears likely to survive a pair of recall efforts which have been aimed at her for much of the past year.
With the first deadline just a week away, organizers of recall efforts may not even be able to gather the 20,000 signatures needed to qualify for the ballot.
“While they don’t totally agree with me about everything – people want us to work on the issues that I’m working on,” Quan said Wednesday.
According to a recent independent poll, about three out of four Oakland voters are not happy with Jean Quan’s performance. The same poll, however, found that a majority of voters – including those who don’t think she’s doing a good job – are not ready for a recall.
“People are not happy with her performance…they may not be happy with the way the recall campaign was run too, frankly,” said Charles Pine spokesman for the Committee to Recall Jean Quan. “You need the money to hire canvassers to get 20,000 signatures, and for whatever reason, the finances were not forthcoming.”
Voters who spoke to CBS 5 said that more time is needed to judge Quan’s performance, while others said they opposed the recall due to the potential cost of the recall vote.
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