An effort to impeach San Diego city council member Jennifer Campbell failed to muster the signatures needed to force a recall election, the group behind the signature collection said on Wednesday.
More than 14,000 signatures from District 2 voters were required within 100 days of February 23 to trigger a recall election, but the signature-gathering effort was less than 10,000, according to the Support Committee. Jennifer Campbell recall. A recall election would likely have cost around $ 2 million, according to the Office of the Registrar of Electors.
The group started the movement because they felt Campbell was not listening to his constituents on things like his proposed ordinance to regulate short-term vacation rentals.
Dan Rottenstreich, spokesperson for the District 2 representative, called the recall effort “unwarranted and unnecessary”.
NBC 7’s Priya Sridhar heard from supporters of the effort to recall board member Jen Campbell and Campbell herself.
“By dismissing this recall, the people of San Diegan have shown once again that they want leaders to focus on bringing people together to get things done, and no longer a politics of division that tear communities apart,” Rottenstreich said in a statement.
The group behind the recall effort said its efforts to remove Campbell from his seat will continue ahead of the November 2022 election.
“We remain more determined than ever to see D2 represented by someone who genuinely cares about the residents,” the group said in a statement. “The next round of this battle will be decided in November 2022, and we are already preparing.”