Organizers of the Recall Amante movement are scheduled to serve Mayor Jerry Amante with a petition calling for his recall at a meeting of the Tustin City Council tonight.
The LiberalOC can report that at least 30 names — three times the number required — are on the overflowing petition. Amante will be personally served at the council meeting and copies are being sent to his home and his place of business in Irvine (why does the Mayor of Tustin, the owner of a small business, not have his office in the city he represents)?
Additionally, the signers are a mixture of younger residents and older ones; Democrats and Republicans. Many who signed are also signing up for signature gathering detail. It appears Amante is a uniter and not a divider.
Some conservatives are already rallying to Amante’s defense; Chuck DeVore, whom Amante isn’t supporting for third district board of supervisors, issued a Tweet today:
A tweet from @chuckdevore: Support Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante defeat a recall: Apr 6, 5:30pm, Tustin Ranch Golf Club, $250 RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org #catcot
Original Tweet: http://twitter.com/chuckdevore/status/55359970098679808
Wonder if Chuck will show up looking for checks himself to settle his old Senate race debt or raise money for the coming Board of Supes race.
For organizers of the recall, the message is clear; Mayor Amante needs to learn he serves at the pleasure of the voters of Tustin, not the other way around.
We’re still trying to gauge how large the crowd will be tonight. If you are going to Tustin City Hall, get there early. Recall supporters are encouraged to bring signs and also show up at Amante’s fundraiser at the Tustin Ranch Golf Center tomorrow; an event some in Tustin are saying may be like a wake for a political career.