[UPDATED: Jerry Amante Served] Obnoxious Blowhard Mayor To Be Served with Recall Papers

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UPDATED, APRIL 6, 11:30 A.M.: As promised, the Tustin citizens group trying to recall Mayor Jerry Amante served him with official notice at the council meeting last night. TheLiberalOC reports that although there was space for 25 signatures, 30 residents signed the form. That still leaves 6,970 signatures to go, but it's a good start.

ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 1: It's not exactly news that Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante is an obnoxious bloward.

We've reported this before, here and here. Actually, I think the term we used was "obnoxious a-hole."

Whatever. What is news is that apparently, voters are finally getting sick and tired of Amante and his habit of insulting members of the public and even fellow councilmembers.

According to The Liberal OC's Dan Chmielewski, who's been following Amante's antics, a group of Tustin residents plans to serve him with recall papers at next Tuesday's city council meeting. Chmielewski writes cryptically that "the organizers of the group have not yet revealed their identities" but that nonetheless, "the petition adheres to the standards required to recall public officials."

7,000 Tustin residents would have to sign the recall petition within 120 days to ensure voters can decide what to do with Amante. Meanwhile, despite the fact that he cannot run for reelection because of term limits, Chmielewski says, the mayor's holding a fundraiser at the Tustin Golf Center on April 6.

"We questioned why a termed-out Mayor/City Council member, with no office to run for, would hold a fundraiser," he wrote. "The consultants managing the event refused to explain what the funds were being used for."

You can read the rest of Chmielewski's blog post, which details the myriad ways Amante has used his public office to promote his reputation as a douchebag, right here.

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AntiMante
AntiMante

Amante stacked last night's council meeting with cronies. He is running scared here. Doug Davert is trolling negative comments about anti-Amate types. Pathetic worms

Mrwhite
Mrwhite

The citizens of Costa Mesa could learn something from the Tustin residents

Culichi1967
Culichi1967

what bunch of fucken good o' boys. they can't accept that an intelligent woman makes probing questions. they should get probed in a way that will satisty their inner most desires. fucken ass holes.

Rexxy
Rexxy

The headline should read "A Few Tustin Residents announce that they are contemplating the organization of a petition drive so that a popular politician in tustin may be considered for a recall that in all likelyhood will not happen"

OC Weekly, attack the real problem, Tustin City Staff, not it's politician's. The city thinks it can act as the master developer of tustin legacy, yet it took them 11 years to install additional crossing gates on redhill and edinger.

Roy
Roy

OK. But is a "bloward" anything like a "blowhard"?

OC Progressive
OC Progressive

Please, call him Toll Road Jerry. That's the nickname that really gets under his skin.

Dan Chmielewski
Dan Chmielewski

Thanks for the story Nick; the organizers are at 24 signatures and are saving the last spot. Amante will be served at city hall, at home and at his business.

Private Ryan
Private Ryan

Popular politician in Tustin? Hm . . . who that could be?

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