Updated: Shyne Recall takes root but faces long road to ballot box

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A recall effort to remove Mayor Sepi Shyne has finalized it’s petition. The campaign www.DeclineShyne.com faces several steps before a ballot measure can be presented to voters.

The first step to remove an incumbent council member requires the drafting of petition to be presented to registered voters. A copy of the final draft has been shared with WEHOville.

NOTICE OF INTENT TO CIRCULATE RECALL PETITION:

TO THE HONORABLE SEPI SHYNE: Pursuant to Section 11020, California Elections Code, the undersigned registered qualified voters of the City of West Hollywood, in Los Angeles County, in the State of California, hereby give notice that we are the proponents of a recall petition and that we intend to seek your recall and removal from the office as a Member of City Council, in the City of West Hollywood, and to demand the election of a successor in that office.

The grounds for this recall are as follows: Councilmember Shyne has engaged in multiple egregious actions that have harmed the residents of our city. She retaliated against a rape victim who spoke out through a local media channel, and she also retaliated against a disabled resident. She attacked a former board member of the Chamber of Commerce and attempted to have him removed from his position. She voted to defund the police, leaving our city vulnerable to rising crime rates. She lied about taking money from unions, betraying the trust of her constituents. She appointed commissioners who have engaged in discriminatory behavior, promoting an unfair and unequal environment. Additionally, she prioritizes public policy for people who live outside the city, rather than residents. She governs through spitefulness and vindictiveness, and has sold out our business community, leaving them without a voice. She consistently violates many provisions of the First Amendment, interfering with resident’s right to free expression and our right to petition the government for redress of grievances. Shyne announced her run for Congress before completing one term as an elected member of the West Hollywood City Council. For these reasons, we the people must take action to recall Councilmember Shyne and prevent further harm to our city.


To initiate a recall effort, petitioners must gather 60 verified signatures from West Hollywood residents. Those signatures are then presented to the City Clerk for verification. A ten-day waiting period begins for the City Clerk to verify the signatures. During the 10-day period the subject of the recall may respond to the petition. The candidate’s response is included along with the petition when gathering signatures.

Once the signatures are verified by the City Clerk, petitioners have 120 days to collect valid signatures from 20% of registered voters. Only registered voters from West Hollywood may sign the petition. The City of West Hollywood has just shy of 30,000 registered voters, or approximately 6000 signatures are needed to effect the recall.

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The signatures are then submitted to the City Clerk for verification. Once verified, the City Council has 30 days to set a date for the recall election.

If the recall election is successful Shyne would be removed from office at the very next council meeting. The City Council may then appoint a successor to complete the remainder of the recalled term or hold a special election to fill the open seat. Any resident over the age of 18 is eligible to run and serve the remainder of the candidate’s term. Shyne’s term ends at the first meeting of December 2024.

The demographics of West Hollywood pose challenges for any recall effort. West Hollywood is dominated by apartment and condo buildings which do not provide easy access for face-to-face signature gathering.

Email for information: DeclineShyne90069@gmail.com

Updated: Click to download link for signatures. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wi7Kp3gjGYg7eRsBCZCZD38IhAPTi-yc/view?usp=shari

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WEHo Resident
WEHo Resident
9 months ago

Where do I sign? What’s the status on this?

Regretable
Regretable
1 year ago

Does Sepi Shyne sleep with a copy of Mein Kampf under her pillow?

Woke-Up
Woke-Up
1 year ago

Is Shine planning to resign after all this humiliating coverage or just hang in there? To live off the campaign money from her never being elected congresswoman?

Ferd Berfel
Ferd Berfel
1 year ago

She’s not getting recalled. If they didn’t recall Gavin Newsom, they’re not recalling her. And she’ll be elected to Congress. The residents of Weho can always be counted on to vote against their own self-interests.

Woke-Up!
Woke-Up!
1 year ago
Reply to  Ferd Berfel

If the recall goes on the ballot, we shall see. As for congress, Shyne is not for the big time.

Look at Gavin Newsom and Lindsay Horvath. They are white, Roman Catholics, attractive and straight.

Shyne ain’t that.

Last edited 1 year ago by Woke-Up!
CHLOE ROSS
CHLOE ROSS
1 year ago
Reply to  Woke-Up!

I believe Ms. Horvath is gay.

JF1
JF1
1 year ago
Reply to  CHLOE ROSS

Somebody’s race, sexual orientation…does not matter. No one cares what package a good and true leader comes in. Ms. Horvath is neither a good or true leader.

Eric
Eric
1 year ago
Reply to  Ferd Berfel

Sepi doesn’t have the the capacity to be in Congress, she will never be elected.

JF1
JF1
1 year ago
Reply to  Ferd Berfel

Against are own self interests?! That’s laughable. It is NOT in my best interest to have less sheriffs deputies. It is NOT in my best interest to keep putting identify politics before common sense. It is NOT in my best interest (or the city in which I live in) to have a “mayor” that’s been in the role for less than a term (with no other held office) to run for higher office. It is NOT in my best interest to have a vindictive elected official who retaliates against those that don’t support her ideas. Shyne on our city council… Read more »

Last edited 1 year ago by JF1
Biased Behavior & Unfair Dealings
Biased Behavior & Unfair Dealings
1 year ago

Unfortunately Sepi Shyne’s major accomplishment has been the insidious removal of two valuable commissioners that functioned effectively for the community for some years. Sepi also excoriated another resident based on her own misinterpretation of the community member calling them a misogynist, patently false and based on her own distorted perception. Isn’t this the pattern employed by Adolph Hitler when determining whom he would select? Sepi Shyne continues to display extreme biased behavior and unfair dealings with the public at large and is not worthy of occupying a position that should be held by a trustworthy individual thus harming the city.

JR Birdsong
JR Birdsong
1 year ago

Sepi Shyne is toxic for WeHo and a major distraction. She really should resign and keep it simple and not face the embarrassment of RECALL. She has a “snowball’s chance in Hell” to be elected to Congress.

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Thomas Cook
Thomas Cook
1 year ago

Get that petition online so that the good citizens of WeHo can sign it and remove the offensive cancer. Once online via this portal, you’ll be amazed at how many signatures you’ll collect.

Latishia Jones
Latishia Jones
1 year ago

I will personally bring this around to my neighbors for signatures. Bye Bye!

JF1
JF1
1 year ago
Reply to  Latishia Jones

I have too! And they were relieved that this recall is finally happening and they were all to eager to sign.

Last edited 1 year ago by JF1
Scott Sigman
Scott Sigman
1 year ago

We here are all ready to sign and shine

Save Weho
Save Weho
1 year ago

Just signed! It felt like public service!

Dishonest Broker
Dishonest Broker
1 year ago

Sepi might be well served to look up John F. Kennedy’s speech about
responsibilities of a public official and one’s faith.

:dpb
:dpb
1 year ago

Where may I sign as one of the 60 signatures required to initiate? Let’s get this fraud out of West Hollywood government.

Larry Block
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  :dpb

lol, the question of the day. email to declineshyne90069@gmail.com. i think it’s ten sheets or ten for the first hundred names and they can drop one off, or drop by.

:dpb
:dpb
1 year ago
Reply to  Larry Block

Thank you, Larry. I have sent an email, included my full name, address and phone number, my voter status and indicated that I could come to them to sign the petition or have them to my home.
Thank you again.

Larry Block
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  :dpb

Expecting to receive a signature page today and will post a story when know more. I’m going to leave a copy at the store for signing or you can take a sheet with you and get ten names.

MISTY
MISTY
1 year ago
Reply to  Larry Block

Can you keep us posted when the signatures hit 60, and it moves to the next stage of being presented to the City Clerk?

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