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Group moves forward with petition to recall Chico mayor, councilmember

Supporters of a petition to recall Chico Mayor Randall Stone and Councilman Karl Ory are in the process of getting signatures.

Posted: Jun 19, 2019 5:38 PM
Updated: Jun 20, 2019 10:05 AM

CHICO, Calif. - Supporters of a petition to recall Chico Mayor Randall Stone and Councilman Karl Ory are in the process of getting signatures.


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The two petitions were approved by the city clerk about a week and a half ago. Now, the group is working on getting signatures. 

The group has less than 160 days to fulfill the goal to get about 8,000 signatures per petition. 

"People have been very polite in saying I don't have a problem with Karl or, like, I don't have a problem with the mayor and they just sign one or the other and we are happy with whatever," said Jamie Jin, an advocate for the recall. "We want people to feel heard. If they don't agree with us that's OK." 

Action News Now spoke with Councilman Karl Ory, who said the recall process could potentially be very costly to the city.

He said his term is up in Fall of 2020 and that this recall petition is a distraction. 

"Days when I had other work - other city work - that needed to be done I am filling out forms and sending out postcards for a fundraiser," Ory said. "And it's, you know, it seems like a real waste." 

The group recognizes that many of the concerns people have about the petition have to do with the cost to the city. However, they said they're trying to raise funds so if there is a special election, they can pay for the election or offset the price. 

The city clerk said the reason the special election could be so costly is that it would just be the city of Chico holding the election rather than the whole county. If the whole county was holding the election, then other cities would contribute to the cost as well. 

The group has until Nov. 8, 2019, to get the needed signatures in order for the recall process to move forward. 

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