Poway Recall Effort Builds: Report

Betty Rexford has refused requests to resign

Friday, Jan 1, 2010  |  Updated 9:24 AM PDT
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Poway Recall Effort Builds: Report

Embattled Poway City Councilwoman Betty Rexford

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It's been an ongoing drama in Poway for months. The Poway City Council asked one of its members to resign, but she refused. After several months of public discussion and tension, a local resident has begun a recall effort.

Four members of the Poway City Council asked Councilwoman Betty Rexford to resign in August 2009 after a settlement in a lawsuit that claimed she used her influence to interfere with construction on her neighbor's property.

Rexford, who is up for re-election in 2010, has repeatedly denied the request to step down. She defended herself against all allegations in a letter to the News Chieftain newspaper.

Longtime Poway resident, Steve Vaus, told a Poway community newspaper that the recall office will be open this weekend and staffed with volunteers. The group needs 5,657 signatures to qualify the measure on the June 8 primary ballot.

In order to qualify for the ballot, the signatures needed must be collected before Jan. 28.

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