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Group Organizing Recall of Pasadena Councilman Concedes Defeat

Councilman Victor Gordo. – Photo by Terry Miller / Beacon Media

By Terry Miller

Last week, a group called Pasadenans and Altadenans Against Police Violence announced it was joining the recall effort against Councilmember Victor Gordo.

This followed a bizarre exchange of emails between Shaun Szameit, owner of the Golden State Collective that was busted in December, and Councilman Gordo. Some of those emails may have crossed the line. The councilman believed and subsequently filed a complaint with the city attorney and made the emails public.

A spokesman for Pasadenans and Altadenans Against Police Violence, Ian Jameson, sent the following memo to local media Tuesday:

“After more carefully considering the logistical nightmare of unseating a five-term councilmember who in the last election garnered 64 percent of his district’s vote, [Pasadenans and Altadenans Against Police Violence] has decided a recall of Victor Gordo isn’t feasible. Pasadenans and Altadenans Against Police Violence therefore withdraws its announcement and will not be taking part in a recall of Councilmember Gordo.”

The initial attempt at a recall directed at Victor Gordo was inspired, in part, by Shaun Szameit who was arrested for operating an illegal pot dispensary on Mentor.

March 6, 2019

About Author

tmiller Terry Miller has been in the newspaper business for 35 plus years, following in the footsteps of his father who was a Foreign Correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph when the family emigrated to New York from London abroad the Queen Mary. When not shooting pictures or chasing a breaking news story, Miller spends entirely too much time and effort with Little British Sports Cars...more like an addiction, his wife of 20 years says.


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