Councilmember Steve Madison Hit With Recall

Pasadena City Clerk to Notify City Council that Recall Process has officially begun

Published : Thursday, January 10, 2013 | 5:54 PM

On January 7, 2013, pursuant to Section 11020 of the California Elections Code, Pasadena Councilmember Steve Madison was served with a Notice of Intention to Circulate Recall Petition executed by more than 30 of his constituents.

The Notice advises Madison that the proponents of the recall will be seeking Madison’s recall and removal from office and demanding an election of a replacement.

On January 10, 2013 the Notice of Intention to Circulate Recall Petition was filed with the City Clerk of Pasadena, thus formally beginning the electoral process of removing Mr. Madison from office.

Michael Vogler, spokesperson for the proponents stated “Mr. Madison disqualified himself from office as the representative for District 6 when he betrayed his constituent’s interests by voting to approve a plan to bring the NFL to the Rose Bowl, and by voting to remove the historical neighborhood and environmental protections of The Arroyo Seco Public Lands Ordinance. In doing so, Mr. Madison put his own interests above the people he was elected to serve and must now be replaced in order to protect the quality of life in our neighborhoods.”

With today’s filing with the Pasadena City Clerk, under California Elections Code Section 11023, Steve Madison now has seven (7) days to file an answer to the following grounds for recall as filed by the recall proponents:

“Steve Madison supports a plan to bring an NFL team to the Rose Bowl, despite the significant destructive impacts on the people of District 6,” Vogler said. “Against the desires of the people he was elected to serve, he betrayed that pledge and supports an NFL plan, despite the destructive impacts and harm. Madison no longer represents the interests of his constituents. In order to protect the people and our neighborhoods, Madison must be removed from office. “