Three Arvin city councilmembers who have been targeted for recall say paid signature gatherers have been lying to residents about what is on the paperwork.
Councilman Jose Gurrola believes several people have signed the petitions believing it was for improving parks and roads, and he thinks this shows the recall against him, Jazmin Robles, and Jess Ortiz isn’t popular. He does not know who is funding the political operatives.
If special election supporters get 20% of registered voters to sign the petition before the May 31 deadline a special election would be called. Gurrola would like the county to verify each signature if that happens.