COMMITTEE TO RECALL MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES
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MAYOR OF LOS ANGELES RE-SERVED WITH SECOND RECALL NOTICE BY RECALL COMMITTEE
LOS ANGELES, California, September 11, 2019 – The Committee to Recall Mayor Eric Garcetti has re-started the clock to Recall the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti in order to give him an opportunity to provide a truthful answer to the Citizens of Los Angeles.
The reasons for the Committee’s decision to re-serve the Mayor with the exact same notice cleared by the Clerk’s Office on June 28th, is the Mayor’s initial response to his recall was proven to be a lie! The Mayor's answer accused the Committee of having a "fraudulent" and"misleading" petition, however the Committee used numbers and statements in our petition from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), the agency Garcetti oversees! The audit on LAHSA released by the Controller last week revealed, the Mayor used exaggerated numbers when stating Los Angeles housed 21,000 people last year. In the meantime, at the end of August 2019 more 4,278 homeless deaths have been reported since 2014.
On Wednesday August 28, 2019, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, released his audit on LAHSA’s violations of its contract with the City of Los Angeles, stating the agency failed to meet seven of its nine goals. The audit also states the Mayor of Los Angeles used exaggerated numbers when saying “L.A. housed 21,000 people in the past year.” The Mayor also used these same exaggerated numbers in his answer to the first recall notice, which is now proven to be a lie!
The Committee to Recall Mayor Eric Garcetti was told by the Los Angeles City Clerk’s Office, if we were to be cleared for circulation, we were required to add the Mayor’s, now proven to be false and exaggerated statement, to the bottom of our first petition. The Committee to Recall Mayor Eric Garcetti believes this to be a response we could not accept! The citizens of Los Angeles deserve a truthful answer from our Mayor! Therefore, we are re-serving the Mayor with a second Notice of Intent to Recall, to give him a chance to answer truthfully.
The Committee has sent a formal request to both the Los Angeles City Clerk’s Office and the City of Los Angeles Ethics Commission and is cleared to re-serve the Mayor with a new Notice of Intent to Recall, which was served on September 11, 2019, received and filed by the City Clerk’s Office.
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