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Local News in Brief : Petitions Submitted in Recall Drive

Opponents of two Azusa city councilmen have submitted petitions that they say contain enough signatures to force a recall election.

The petitions, which recall backers say bear the names of 3,600 voters seeking the ouster of Councilmen Harry L. Stemrich and Tony D. Naranjo, were submitted Monday to the county Registrar-Recorder. The signatures of 20% of the city’s registered voters, or 2,806 people, are required to force an election. Verification is expected to be completed by the middle of April.

Recall backers claim Stemrich and Naranjo have been unresponsive and have created dissension at City Hall, while the councilmen charge that the effort is a result of their opposition to longtime Mayor Eugene F. Moses.


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