This week, the City of San Dimas announced that it has cast a vote of no confidence in District Attorney George Gascon. It is the latest in a growing list of 22 cities that have signaled their disapproval of Gascon's policies.
Despite taking office just seven months ago, DA Gascon has been the target of recall efforts since March. Backers of the recall must gather valid signatures from 579,062 registered voters in the county -- 10% of the total number of voters in the county -- by October 27, 2021 for the recall to qualify for the ballot.
Many crime victims, law enforcement officials (including Sheriff Villanueva), elected leaders and some DA's Office prosecutors have accused Gascon of creating a revolving door for criminals who are not fully held accountable for their offenses.