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Susan Santangelo Recall Petition

TO THE HONORABLE JEFFRIE MADLAND, City Clerk, City of Camarillo. Pursuant to the California Constitution and the California election
laws, we the undersigned registered and qualified electors of the City of Camarillo, of the County of Ventura, California respectfully state
that we seek the recall and removal of Susan Santangelo holding the office of City Council Member in the City of Camarillo, California. We
demand an election of a successor to that office. The following Notice of intention to circulate Recall Petition was served on 25
November 2020 to Susan Santangelo:

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CIRCULATE RECALL

To Susan Santangelo Councilmember, City of Camarillo. Pursuant to provisions of the California Elections Code, the undersigned,
registered qualified voters of the City of Camarillo, in the County of Ventura, State of California, hereby give notice that we are the
proponents of a recall petition and that we intend to seek your recall and removal from the office of City Councilmember in the City of
Camarillo, County of Ventura, State of California, and to demand an election of a successor for that office.
The grounds for the proposed recall are as follows:
Councilmember Santangelo co-authored and proposed a resolution for the Camarillo City Council to endorse “Black lives matter”, a
radical organization and movement that promotes violence to effect change. Its leaders are trained Marxists committed to civil
disobedience, defunding the police and the abolition of the patriarchal family. Santangelo believes that “racism and prejudice persist
within (the Camarillo) community” as well “indifference, apathy, fear, hatred and mistrust”. Santangelo fails to understand and
appreciate the origin, history, culture and diversity of Camarillo that is inclusive, safe, welcoming and readily embraces change.
Santangelo proposed the City establish a “public process” to administer “its laws and provision of services” which would require the
Council abdicate its authority and responsibility to a newly formed citizens’ review committee to manage and defund the police.
Additionally, Santangelo strongly supports commercially growing hemp in and near the City of Camarillo. Santangelo’s unfounded values
and misguided motives directly conflict with the values and principles of our citizens. Santangelo, on social media, wrote “White people
are all racists… we are part of that” and “You’re all worried about the damn wall to keep out those criminal immigrants while the real
killers are the white men walking among us.”
The names of the proponents are as follows: Jeffrey Abernathy, Mary Bednar, Michael Bednar, Michele Crotteau, Marybeth Green,
Dolores Larson, Ernest Larson, Beverly Lusk, Walter Lusk, Robert Malinow.
The answer of the officer sought to be recalled is as follows:
A Camarillo resident since 1976, I was elected in 2018, replacing a long-standing, deeply entrenched councilmember whose supporters
are still trying to win that election. They’ve engaged in bad faith and misleading claims. The phrase “Black lives matter,” found on lawn
signs across Camarillo and our country, is about calling attention to racial injustice. I clearly explained in numerous public statements
that I was not endorsing any organization, a fact conveniently ignored by my detractors. I believe systemic racism exists in Camarillo
because our Black residents have shared their experiences of racism with me. I believe them. It is a blatant lie that I proposed a citizen’s
group requiring the Council “to abdicate its authority and responsibility” or that would “manage and defund the police.” Our resolution
commended our law enforcement professionals. We have never considered defunding the police. I supported balancing the needs of our
farmers and residents with hemp odor mitigation strategies. Judging short quotes, taken out of context from long online conversations
(some from over four years ago), is not a fair way to understand my beliefs or values. A recall election, based on a false political
narrative, will needlessly cost hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars. Susan Santangelo, Vice Mayor, City of Camarillo

Shawn Mulchay Recall Petition

TO THE HONORABLE JEFFRIE MADLAND, City Clerk, City of Camarillo. Pursuant to the California Constitution and the California election
laws, we the undersigned registered and qualified electors of the City of Camarillo, of the County of Ventura, California respectfully state
that we seek the recall and removal of Shawn Mulchay holding the office of City Council Member in the City of Camarillo, California. We
demand an election of a successor to that office. The following Notice of intention to circulate Recall Petition was served on 2 December
2020 to Shawn Mulchay:

NOTICE OF INTENTION TO CIRCULATE RECALL

To Shawn M. Mulchay Councilmember, City of Camarillo. Pursuant to provisions of the California Elections Code, the undersigned,
registered qualified voters of the City of Camarillo, in the County of Ventura, State of California, hereby give notice that we are the
proponents of a recall petition and that we intend to seek your recall and removal from the office of City Councilmember in the City of
Camarillo, County of Ventura, State of California, and to demand an election of a successor for that office.
The grounds for the proposed recall are as follows:
Councilmember Mulchay co-authored and proposed a resolution for the Camarillo City Council to endorse “Black lives matter”, a radical
organization and movement that promotes violence to effect change. Its leaders are trained Marxists committed to civil disobedience,
defunding the police and the abolition of the patriarchal family. Mulchay believes that “racism and prejudice persist within (the
Camarillo) community” as well as “indifference, apathy, fear, hatred and mistrust”. Mulchay fails to understand and appreciate the origin,
history, culture and diversity of the Camarillo community that is inclusive, safe, welcoming and readily embraces change. Further,
Mulchay proposed the City establish a “public process” to administer “its laws and provision of services” which would require the Council
abdicate its authority and responsibility to a newly formed citizens’ review committee to manage and defund the police. Additionally,
Mulchay strongly supports commercially growing hemp in and near the City of Camarillo. Mulchay’s unfounded values and misguided
motives directly conflict with the values and principles of our citizens.
The names of the proponents are as follows: Jeffrey Abernathy, Mary Bednar, Michael Bednar, Michele Crotteau, Marybeth Green,
Dolores Larson, Ernest Larson, Beverly Lusk, Walter Lusk, Robert Malinow.
The answer of the officer sought to be recalled is as follows:
The proponents of this petition seek to malign my character, mislead the public of my actions and intent, and harness the perverse
destruction of Cancel Culture in promoting their false, politically-driven narrative. They wish to divide our community and cost
Camarillo taxpayers over $220,000 in their quest to further lies for the benefit of their future Council candidacies. Their allegations
don’t accuse me of incompetence, misconduct, or malfeasance in office; rather, the inadequate charge of offending their sensitivities and
fragility by acknowledging that racism and inequality still persists throughout our Country and our community. We have a moral and
ethical obligation to identify and address it wherever it may persist. The petitioners failed to distinguish the nuanced language of the
proposed resolution. In addition to a section supporting and commending our law enforcement professionals, the resolution stated,
“[the] City Council recognizes, as a moral fact, that Black lives matter….” This language clearly does not endorse the BLM organization.
During numerous Council meetings, I also articulated my support for a more comprehensive solution regarding hemp that would allow
farmers to cultivate in an odorless manner as the emergency ordinance provisions under consideration would not take effect for 7-9
months. Shawn M. Mulchay, Camarillo City Councilmember.