Andrew Ahlering: City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo Violated The Public Trust
Do whatever it takes to punish this monster, and I don’t care what he did. He should be fired from his job and be punished harshly like he did to Paris by recommending her 45 days in jail for a “probation violation.”
A recall notice was delivered Tuesday to the office of City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, who has come under fire for using city resources for personal benefit.
Delgadillo will now have 14 days to respond to the notice, which was delivered by former county employee Andrew Ahlering — the same person who wants to have Sheriff Lee Baca recalled from office.
“I believe Mr. Delgadillo violated the public trust, I believe he has hurt and violated the California penal code … by misappropriating city funds,” Ahlering said after a receptionist accepted the notice on behalf of Delgadillo.
A city attorney’s representative did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
After Delgadillo files his response, Ahlering’s group, the Committee to Recall Rocky Delgadillo, will have 120 days to collect about 225,000 signatures to trigger a recall election. The city clerk’s office would then have 30 days to verify the signatures before the matter goes to the City Council for review.
Without significant financial backing, Ahlering conceded that mounting a recall effort against Delgadillo could prove to be an “uphill battle.”
“Our campaign will be largely based on the Internet and mail,” he said. “It’s definitely an uphill battle, but I think it’s doable.”
A Web site promoting the recall effort — and seeking donations — was set up three weeks ago.
Posted: July 10th, 2007