When people complain and take action, even if they do not resolve that complaint, they at least did something. Sometimes losing is winning! I have ended my recall effort and my blog. Thank you for your interest and best of luck getting whiners motivated to take action.From the very beginning a successful recall of Mayor Chavez was a long shot. Just getting it on the ballot would have required over 20,000 signatures, a feat that is only possible with a large well-funded organization (or a really hacked-off electorate). With that being said, we applaud Mr. Pyke for his efforts. Taking on the powerful is always an undertaking that requires personal courage as you often become an easy target for criticisim whether justified or not.- S Pyke
One thing that is abundantly clear is that the current recall system works. In our opinion, the charter changed proposed by the city council to make it harder to recall councilors is not only unnecessary but unjustifiable.