The petition to Recall Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante was finally approved at 4:59 PM Monday afternoon, about 24 hours too late for the recall committee to take advantage of the massive turnout on Tustin’s Chili Cookoff.
That didn’t stop the recall committee from collecting signatures for volunteers, contributions, spreading some information on the effort and passing out 500 balloons for the Kids with the message of “Recall Amante.”
According to the Recall The Mayor committee, they have until mid-October to gather 7,039 signatures. To find out how to sign the petition, go to http://recallamante.org/
The rules are pretty simple. You must be registered to vote in Tustin. And you can only sign once. If you don’t live in Tustin, and want to support the effort, make a contribution.
Make no mistake. Gathering the needed number of signatures is going to be a a tough task for the 100 plus volunteers, and Amante and his cronies are going to challenge this effort every step of the way. Missing the chili cookoff hurts, but it’s not fatal. There’s still the big July 4th celebration at Tustin High School and those September football games to rally signatures to replace Mayor Amante with someone who will serve the public first instead of his own interests.
If you’re a Tustin resident and don’t like the idea of your city and school district suing each other in court, recalling Amante is the fastest way to make this action stop.