A recall petition has been filed by the owner of Golden State Collective, a marijuana dispensary targeted by a recent raid and arrest. The owner of the unsanctioned dispensary has his crosshairs on Gordo:
“Victor Gordo puts his personal profits ahead of the people of Pasadena,” it reads. “He is unresponsive to calls and correspondence, and inaccessible to community members and constituents. He misses Council meetings. Gordo avoids police brutality issues because the police officers’ union is his largest financial contributor. Gordo’s conflict of interest as a rental property landlord impedes addressing homelessness or consideration of rent control and just cause, despite local support evidenced by Pasadena’s Yes on measure 10 vote in November 2018.”
This is a developing story and we’ll have a more detailed report from both sides next week.