Recall Mania: Calexico Mayor Under Recall

Add the Mayor of Calexico to the long list of elected officials in California—from school board members to Governor that are facing a Recall.  The people of this State have had enough of the ies, omissions, corruption, criminal activity and support of criminal activity by elected officials.  We are tired of hatemongers and bigots running our schools—then teaching kids that some races are superior and others inferior.  That is systemic racism—run by government.

“Manzanarez says he first initiated a recall push against Fernandez after her 2019 arrest for driving under the influence.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrested Fernandez for DUI in July of 2019 after an accident on Highway 111. She got hurt, the other driver did not. She pleaded guilty to the charges in January of 2020, and served probation and community service.

Folks will not wait a year, two or three to the next election before we can throw someone out of office.  It will be interesting to see how many of these will be successful.

EXCLUSIVE: Calexico mayor served with recall notice

Notice served on same day former Mayor Pro Tem sentenced to prison time – News 11’s Wiley Jawhary reports

CALEXICO, Calif. (KYMA, KECY, 5/8/21 

) – Calexico’s controversial mayor has been served with notice she’s being recalled.

Community activist Gilberto Manzanarez served Mayor Rosie Fernandez with the recall papers during Wednesday night’s city council meeting. The group “CalexicoNeedsChange” posted video of Manzanarez serving the mayor with the notice:

Manzanarez says he first initiated a recall push against Fernandez after her 2019 arrest for driving under the influence.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrested Fernandez for DUI in July of 2019 after an accident on Highway 111. She got hurt, the other driver did not. She pleaded guilty to the charges in January of 2020, and served probation and community service.

Fernandez retained her seat on the city council, and even went on to be named mayor. Calexico does not elect its mayor, just its city council members. Council members then go on to select a mayor, and mayor pro tem, from among their ranks.

Manzanarez says he, and other local activists, have opposed that decision from the beginning. He says he’s organized protests against city leadership, and has been a vocal critic of city policies on his own.

Fernandez was served on the same day two of her former political colleagues were sentenced to time in a federal prison.

A federal judge on Wednesday sentenced former Calexico Mayor Pro Tem David Romero, and former commissioner Bruno Suarez-Soto to two years behind bars on bribery charges. Prosecutors say Romero and Suarez-Soto agreed to facilitate a cannabis dispensary license in exchange for $35,000. Both men pleaded guilty to federal bribery charges. They’re scheduled to report to prison on June 21.

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