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Several people voice support for Shasta supervisors at the target of recall

At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, people came out to show support for three Shasta supervisors who are the targets of a recall.

Posted: Apr 20, 2021 5:37 PM
Updated: Apr 20, 2021 7:34 PM

REDDING, Calif. – At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, people came out to show support for three Shasta supervisors who are the targets of a recall.

Supporters of the supervisors said, Supervisors Chimenti, Moty, and Rickert have done a good job protecting the community during the pandemic and say they have their backs when it comes to the recall.

“We the silent majority, we'll stand squarely behind you, as you refuse to cave to the misguided recall backer's demands,” said one public speaker. “These loud and misled detractors could care less about their health and safety, your health and safety, the health and safety of their fellow citizens.”

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For the first time in months, all five supervisors sat inside the Board chambers. Plastic barriers separate the five as they stayed socially distant.

Even though people at the meeting showed their support for the three supervisors, others there voiced their displeasure.

“You tend to think that your job is to keep people safe, but that's not the job of the government,” said another public speaker. “You can't isolate a group of people to keep the whole masses safe. It doesn't work. In due time, you are going to say an awful lot of sorry’s.”

Earlier this month, recall proponents served Supervisors Chimenti, Rickert, and Moty with a Notice of Intent. All three supervisors have since responded to the notice. Recall backers now have to submit a petition to the Shasta County Office of Elections for approval.

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