As they stood a few hundred yards from Fullerton City Hall this afternoon, outspoken radio hosts John Kobylt and Ken Chiampou weren't shy about their disdain for three local politicians — Mayor F. Richard Jones, Mayor Pro Tem Don Bankhead and Councilman Pat McKinley.
As frustration with their leadership mounted, businessman and blogger Tony Bushala spearheaded an effort last month to recall the three officials. Bushala says they still have about 120 days to get the 10,554 signatures — or fifteen percent of the voting population — that they need to put the recall on a ballot. He says he thinks the recall vote will end up on the primary ballot in June.
Most of the 150 or so people at the event today said it was the leaders' inaction that spurred their support of the recall.
For Greg Sebourn, however, the frustration runs deeper. It's not just their inaction, but also a “fiscal lack of common sense” that frustrates him. “They ignore the roads and build a huge new senior center, when we already have a perfectly good one.”
Although they took a few jabs at other things they hate, like the Dream Act and “lazy journalists,” the duo didn't stray much from the topic at hand: bashing the trio of elected officials.