Compton Councilwoman Michelle Chambers was facing a recall that failed to qualify for the ballot.
“For the recall to qualify, 2,579 signatures would need to be verified, in order to be placed on the ballot,” said City Clerk Alita Godwin.
Long-time resident Lynn Boone organized the recall effort, submitting 2,665 signatures, with only 1,489 found to be sufficient.
The recall attempt centered around her alleged involvement in the former city manager’s early resignation, attempts to remove a former councilwoman’s name from the city’s aquatic center at Gonzalez Park, attempts to disrupt the employment of the Director of Volunteers of America, and the manner in which her former council liaison interacted with members of the public.
According to NPR, recall efforts normally fail due to a lack of organization and funding.
Boone is now turning her attention to her campaign to become the city’s next City Clerk.
Elections will be held Tuesday, April 20, for mayor, Council Districts 2 and 3, City Clerk and City Treasurer. City Attorney Damon Brown was the only candidate to qualify for the seat he currently occupies.
Boone failed to turn in sufficient signatures to recall Mayor Aja Brown, who has since declined to seek a third term in office.