July 1, 2017
Mike Bonin commences term
Los Angeles, we already have the WORST TRAFFIC in the world!
On average each Angeleno spends 104 hours/year in traffic at a cost of $2,400! How many hours do you spend?
But BONIN only wants to make it WORSE with his Road Changes! Bonin has drastically reduced lanes on Vista del Mar, Venice Blvd, Culver, Jefferson, and Pershing.
PHASE 1: We're currently in the Donation Phase!
We need to raise $200,000 by November so that we have the money needed to get the 50,000 signatures to get the Recall on the Ballot.
PHASE 2: The Petition/Signature Phase!
This important phase begins in November. We will have 120 days to gather 50,000 signatures.
PHASE 3: The Recall Election Phase!
Election will be held sometime between July - September 2018. The Ballot will have a Yes/No for Recall and if you vote Yes you'll vote for a Replacement Candidate. Bonin will not be on the ballot.
*The Recall does not support any candidates but if you're interested in becoming one we will post instructions as soon as date of election is announced.
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Lincoln Blvd, Wilshire, Santa Monica Blvd, Olympic, Pico, Centinela, Bundy, San Vicente, Sepulveda, Abbott Kinney, PCH and the rest of Venice Blvd!
Map from VisionZero Los Angeles 2015-2025
In June, the Councilmember Mike Bonin, cut down lanes on Vista del Mar, Venice and Culver as part of Safe Streets for Playa del Rey. Curiously this comes on the heels of a $9.5M settlement that L.A. City orchestrated so that Bonin would not have to testify. There's currently a second lawsuit pending for a death that occurred in 2016 which it is believed is the reason for Bonin's actions on Vista del Mar. Earlier on Mayor Eric Garcetti passed "Vision Zero" as an emergency executive directive without the input of the voters. Vision Zero is the city's plan to eliminate all traffic deaths by extending curbs and cutting down traffic lanes. This movement began in Sweden in the 90's as a disincentive to using the automobile by utilizing mass transit, a luxury we Angelenos don't have.
To make matters worse, Councilman Mike Bonin, led a vote in the Transportation Committee to reallocate 60% of the funds for Measure M passed last November by the city voters for mass transportation to their Vision Zero plan. While there are plenty of options that can make our roads safer, no options were studied or discussed before these changes suddenly occurred. We are pro-safety, but also in favor of fact-based open government!
Yes! Because Bonin is termed out, meaning that he's not up for reelection and he has a 5 1/2 year term to serve out. He's shown time and time again that he doesn't care about his constituents, he has denied multiple requests to meet regarding the changes implement and the ones yet to come.
He's gone as far as canceling an "Open House" event that was to be held at LMU. This is just par for the course for Bonin, earlier this year he was a no-show at the candidate's debates. Bonin's leadership style seems to be that of a strong man. He does not seek out advice from the voters nor does he seek out advice from the experts. Bonin does not think things out either, some of the unintended consequences of his Road Changes included an economic hit to local businesses and increased pollution.
How about legal action? Great question! There are currently two lawsuits in the courts regarding these Road Changes, however, we believe that the city will kick the can down the road and look to wait out any legal action. Also, these lawsuits do not solve for the further changes that will be occurring on the most traveled streets in the district including Lincoln, Sepulveda, Santa Monica Blvd, Pico, Olympic, Bundy, Abbott Kinney, and much more.
Mike Bonin commences term
3 month grace period ends and Recall Notice of Intention can be delivered to Mike Bonin and the City Clerk. Notice must be published in newspapers within 14 days
Draft petitions submitted to City Clerk
Recall Petition can begin to be circulated and signatures begin to get gathered. At least 27,000 needed within 120 days**
Signatures must be submitted to City Clerk for examination
City Clerk has until then to examine signatures and issue a "Certification of Sufficiency" to the City Council
City Council has until then to take action and call for a special election