Raman recall campaign canceled | Government and Politics
The campaign to dismiss City Councilor Nithya Raman from Silver Lake was halted today, with organizers saying they would not be able to get the required number of petition signatures before the November 4 deadline.
Supporters said they had collected thousands of signatures from registered voters in District 4 of the council. – 15% of registered voters in the constituency.
But the organizers behind CD4 for CD4, the political action committee behind the recall, say their efforts are far from over and plan to form a new PAC with a broader agenda.
“We brought together a large and diverse group of people who are passionate about making Los Angeles safer, cleaner and healthier,” said proponent Susan Collins. “We intend to be back and strategic to have the most impact.”
The Eastsider contacted Raman’s office for a response.
Raman had only been in office for about six months when his recall notice was served last June. The effort, which is led by Los Feliz Ledger editor Allison Cohen, alleged that Raman puts his “personal ideology of the homeless on voter safety.”
Raman responded to the recall effort with a statement on June 15, saying, “I love the people and the neighborhoods in this neighborhood. That’s why I ran to represent him. I invite the organizers of this reminder to work with me to make it a better place to live, work and raise our children.