We've joined together to form Lake Forest Civility because we're tired of the way the recall process is being abused in Lake Forest. We're a group of local citizens, business owners and community leaders, who want to see Lake Forest set an example of civility instead of petty politics.

WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY

Another frivolous recall attempt threatens to squander $250,000 of your tax dollars based on totally false claims.

This doesn’t make sense and we’ve had enough. It’s time to set an example of civility and put an end to this entirely too familiar cycle of wasting taxpayer dollars as payback for old political grudges.

You can join us by refusing to sign the recall petition if the paid petition gatherers who are currently on the streets approach you.

And if you’ve already signed the petition, it’s not too late to get your signature back. Simply click this link, complete the form, sign and mail back the letter, which will remove your signature from the recall petition.

THE RECALL IS UNWARRANTED

Those behind the recall acknowledge they have no evidence to back up their statements. It’s just petty politics pushed by a small group of individuals.

What’s worse is the fact the recall process will cost Lake Forest taxpayers another quarter million dollars, after a failed attempt just 12 months ago. This is significant taxpayer money that could be used for critical city services like fire and police protection.

This group claims they want to recall Councilman Hamilton because he joined a near unanimous council decision to partner with the County of Orange to provide a new state-of-the-art animal shelter that will also save our city millions of dollars.

This recall is unwarranted!

GET YOUR SIGNATURE BACK!

If you signed the recall petition because you were misled, click here to complete a form to remove your name from the recall petition.

Join Us – Don’t Sign the Recall Petition

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STEERING COMMITTEE

Donald E. Stoll
El Toro HS
Head Water Polo Coach (ret’d)
40-year Lake Forest Resident
Joseph Moscatiello
CEO and President,
Peppino’s Restaurant
Jeff Werkmeister
Former Parks and Recreation Commissioner
Kathryn McCullough
Former Lake Forest Mayor
Jolene Fuentes
Chair, Lake Forest Planning Commission
Doug Cirbo
AYSO Area Director
David Bass
Lake Forest Finance Director
(1993-2002)
Former Lake Forest
Councilmember
Derek Wieske
Member, Lake Forest Citizen Traffic Advisory Group

*All titles and affiliations are for identification purposes only.

IN THE NEWS

OC Register
Don’t sign Recall Petition

The Orange County Register Editorial Board in a piece on April 6 condemned the recall wrote that “the residents of Lake Forest would be wise to reject this attempted recall.” The Register’s editorial added:

Recalls should be a political weapon of last resort. They should be used sparingly, and only when the claims of impropriety surpass typical election-year differences into the realm of the immoral, unethical or criminal, which requires the immediate removal of the offenders from office.

Instead, the issue in Lake Forest seems to be more about petty politics than any actual malfeasance. Former Councilman Adam Nick, the Register noted, “delivered the intent to circulate a recall petition and the draft petitions” to the city clerk.

Nick, and Councilman Jim Gardner, were supporters of the previous recall, and have been at political odds with Hamilton, along with fellow Councilmen Scott Voigts and Dwight Robinson.

Sometimes recalls are necessary, other times they are not. This one certainly seems to fall into the latter category. The residents of Lake Forest would be wise to reject this attempted recall.

Read the full editorial OC Register
“But Clark acknowledged she had no evidence of those claims.”

In a March 29th story in the Orange County Register a recall proponent acknowledged “she had no evidence” for her claims against Hamilton. If that's the case, then why threaten to squander $250,000 of tax dollars?

This will be the fourth election in less than three years, including two recall attempts with no constructive purpose other than petty politics pushed by a small group of individuals.

It’s time community leaders lead with civility. Let’s put an end to this entirely too familiar cycle of wasting taxpayer dollars as political payback.

Read the full editorial

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