Poway: Game On!

Barry Jantz Barry Jantz 3 Comments


As I post this, Councilmember Betty Rexford recall proponents led by Steve Vaus are announcing at the Poway City Council meeting that they have collected about 2,200 of the 5,657 petition signatures required to qualify for the ballot.  This is with only 30 days elapsed of the 120 days allowed in which to collect signatures. 

These are raw numbers, but recall proponents indicate that their internal check of the petitions shows an extremely high rate of qualified registered Poway voters.  The number of signatures collected thus far is striking, given the organizing time spent in the first two weeks of the process. 

More than 500 signatures were collected in the last four days alone.  Vaus calls these “first quarter stats” the result of a “well-oiled machine,” with large street teams planned in the weeks ahead.

You can do the math, but at this rate the proponents would achieve a buffer of more than 3,000 higher than the required minimum number of signatures.

No hurry-up offense may be needed in the final quarter on this one.  Take it from me, however…full bore ahead through the final second.

For prior posts on the Rexford recall, click here.


Comments 3

  1. It was a tough night for Rexford at the Poway City Council meeting.

    First she was buffeted by the news from the Recall team that we had big numbers from our first month of petition circulation. Though like the last Council meeting, she exited the chambers rather than listen to her constituents. (Personally I think she was hiding in the back room working on her long promised press conference – we’ve been told to expect it “in the next week or two” . . . for two months now.)

    In any event, she had no sooner re-entered the chamber when fellow Councilmember Merrilee Boyack gave a verbal high-five to the recall team, a verbal spanking to Rexford for leaving the chamber in the first place and a hearty re-endorsement of the recall.

    And while Rexford might have thought she was home-free after Boyack blistered her, a surprise came from the other end of the dais when Mayor Higginson launched his own attack on Rexford and her apologists.

    Write this date down – November 17 – it’s the night the Council Chambers turned into a chamber of horrors for soon-to-be ex-Councilmember Betty Rexford.

    Steve Vaus

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