Skip to comments.Council to decide if City of Seattle will pay legal costs in (socialist) Sawant recall fight
Posted on 09/14/2020 4:59:42 PM PDT by Libloather
The Seattle City Council will hold a special meeting Tuesday afternoon over whether the city should pay the legal bills of District 3 representative Kshama Sawant as she fights the recall effort being organized against her by a group of Capitol Hill and Central District-area residents and business owners.
The proposed ordinance would cover the legal representation of Councilmember Kshama Sawant in judicial proceedings concerning a recall charge; paying expenses necessary to defend Councilmember Sawant in those proceedings, according to the text of the bill posted as part of the agenda for Tuesdays meeting.
Sawant, the councils longest serving member in the middle of her third term serving District 3 including Capitol Hill and the Central District, faces a recall campaign launched over her contribution to the criminal environment around the Capitol Hill Occupation Protest and because her actions and policy proposals are not supported by a majority of District 3 residents. The campaign has already amassed thousands of contributions - many anonymous, $25 and under donations.
Wednesday, a King County Superior Court judge will decide if the recall petition meets basic legal requirements. If it does, the recall effort would then have until early 2021 to gather just over 10,000 D3 signatures - 25% of the total number of votes cast (42,956) in the November 5, 2019 general election for City of Seattle Council Position #3″ - to throw the choice into the hands of district voters.
Sawant is currently represented by the Barnard Iglitzin and Lavitt law firm in her filings submitted thus far in the recall process. Filings for petition organizers including campaign head Ernie Lou have included the Davis Wright Tremaine firm.
Its mostly standard practice for municipalities to cover the legal costs of recall efforts targeting officials and other legal proceedings...
(Excerpt) Read more at capitolhillseattle.com ...
Recall her back to India ? LOL
Is it just me or does anyone else wonder why taxpayer dollars should be used to fight a recall by the taxpayers who paid those dollars to begin with?
It seems to me, if this passes AFTER the recall drive(s) started, there is some part of ex post facto making the cost bearing to her (in this case) as applicable and illegal.
Not that lie-berals give a rat’s behind for legality
Lock her up...
It’s not just you. The woman is being recalled because her constituents believe she is doing a terrible job. Using taxpayer funds to fight her recall is the same as using taxpayer funds for her election campaign.
Socialists being socialists using taxpayers money for their own purpose.
“Its mostly standard practice for municipalities to cover the legal costs of recall efforts targeting officials and other legal proceedings...”
well, it’s NOT “standard practice” for municipalities to cover the costs of individuals running for election, and a recall election is such an election: namely the incumbent running against one or more opponents who wish to unseat the incumbent ... the only difference between a recall election and a regular election is that a recall election is a special election held before an office holder’s regular term is completed ...
She does not believe in Democracy.
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