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Recall Effort Terminated

Author: Erin Clausen
Date: 11/15/2023 5:37:03 PM

The effort to recall District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson was terminated November 15

County of San Luis Obispo Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano this afternoon terminated the effort to recall District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson. The termination of the recall process was the result of the petitioner missing a deadline per California Elections Code.

On October 31, Supervisor Gibson issued an answer to the recall proponents’ filing of an intention to circulate a recall petition. Section 11042 requires the proponents of a recall effort to submit two blank copies of the petition to be circulated, along with proof of publication of intent “at least once in a newspaper of general circulation,” within 10 days of that answer.

The deadline for the Clerk-Recorder to receive the blank copies and proof of publication was Monday, November 13, 2023. The petitioner did not attempt to file them until today.

By law, the recall proponents are entitled to initiate a new recall effort should they choose, but they must begin the process again from the start.