I'm glad that the proponents of a recall of the Capistrano Unified School District board have filed a lawsuit against the Orange County Registrar of Voters. Parents claim that the registrar unfairly rejected their petitions, and the registrar argues that he was only following state law. The only way to resolve this is in court. I am sympathetic to the recallers and read their report alleging improprieties in the registrar's office. I can't know which side is right, given that I have not analyzed the signatures. But I do know that this needs to be looked at by an impartial party, and that if the CUSD recallers' allegations are correct, that there could be major problems in the registrar's office. Read More...
• C4BR rejects Committee's advice, instructs counsel to ignore Committee
• Committee sends following letter to counsel for C4BR on Mach 30, 2006
Mark S. Rosen, Esq.
600 W. Santa Ana Boulevard
Santa Ana, California 92701-4555
Re: Potential Legal Action Relating to CUSD Recall Petitions
Dear Mr. Rosen:
We understand that Becky Bauer, Kim Lefner and Kevin Murphy (collectively, your Clients) have approached you for the purpose of seeking a writ of mandate relating to mistakes made by the Orange County Registrar of Voters in refusing to certify the recall petitions against all seven members of the CUSD Board of Trustees. The purpose of this letter is to confirm that the CUSD Recall Committee does not support the proposed legal action. We would also like to make you aware of certain critical facts relating to the CUSD Recall campaign and the actions that have and are being taken by the CUSD Recall Committee.