James V. Lacy

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan recall petition now in circulation

The petition to recall Oakland Mayor Jean Quan that is being backed by members of the Occupy Oakland movement who are upset with her management of their activities has been approved by the City Clerk and is now in circulation.  You can download a copy of the petition here: Recall Petition Jean Quan

Though the recall is led by Occupy members the grounds for the recall includes a curious statement that Quan raised parcel taxes too much, suggesting some outreach to conservative opponents of Quan is sought.  Recall proponents have roughly 45 days to circulate the petition and will need 20,000 or so signatures of Oakland voters to qualify the recall.  If the recall is qualified it will likely be consolidated with the June primary election.  If voters agree to recall Quan, the top vote getter in the recall election would become Mayor without a run-off election.