SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY — The attempt to recall District 2 Supervisor Bruce Gibson has been terminated by County Clerk-Recorder Elaina Cano due to a missed deadline outlined in the California Elections Code. 

The recall proponents failed to submit two blank petition copies and proof of publication of intent within the required 10-day period following Supervisor Gibson’s response to the recall filing on Oct. 31. According to a press release sbmitted by the County Clerk Recorder’s office, section 11042 requires the proponents of a recall effort to submit two blank copies of the petition to be circulated, along with proof of publication of intent “at least once in a newspaper of general circulation,” within 10 days of that answer.

The deadline for submission was Nov. 13, but the petitioner only attempted to file the documents on Nov. 15. The recall proponents have the option to initiate a new effort, but they must restart the process from the beginning. 


For further inquiries, please contact the Clerk-Recorder at (805) 781-5228.

Atascadero News / Paso Robles Press is following this story and will update as more information becomes available.