Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Papers Filed to Recall DeVito
By Nao Braverman
With more than 20 years of service to the city of Ojai, Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Joe Devito was given notice Tuesday that a recall petition, initiated by Ojai resident Sean Keenan, was in the works.
The notice was signed by 30 registered voters whose signatures were verified by county officials Thursday morning, though only 20 are required for a recall petition to be circulated.
The petition is based on DeVito's alleged blatant refusal to act on the concerns of constituents; his "failure to manage, analyze and address the complex issues that face the city of Ojai;" and his "failure to protect the character of the city of Ojai," according to the notice.
"I think what Ojai really needs right now is someone to stand in its corner," said Keenan. "I don't think Joe is doing that."
Read the Declaration of Service