Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Recall effort at MiraCosta College

Gregory Post, Esq. and Charles Adams, Sr. worked with MiraCosta President Victoria Richart and Daniel Shinoff, Esq. to spend $3,000,000 tax dollars (so far) on investigation and follow-up regarding the loss of $305 worth of palm trees.

Here's a July 1, 2007 article by Dave Downy from the North County Times:

"A political action committee composed of current and former MiraCosta College employees, alumni and others announced Saturday that it plans to launch an attempt this week to recall the college board President Charles Adams and Trustee Gregory Post.

"Asserting that the two men "have repeatedly violated their legal and ethical duties as elected officials," a group that calls itself the Restore MiraCosta Committee put out a news release announcing the group will serve official notices of intent to recall Adams and Post this week, possibly as early as Monday...

"The development is the latest in a long string of turbulent events that have included an illegal sale of palm trees grown by the college's Horticulture Department, several lawsuits, accusations in board meetings, a vote of no confidence, the resignation of the college's former president, Victoria Munoz Richart, and a June 20 vote to pay Richart $1 million in severance.

"Adams said he could not say whether the move is a serious threat to the two men continuing on office.

""You never know about recalls," he said.

"Susan C. Herrmann, an English teacher at the college and member of the political group's steering committee, said the group has about 100 members and does not have a budget for the recall effort. But she said the group plans to dispatch teams of volunteers to a variety of coastal North County events over the summer to gather signatures in support of the recall.
The committee also maintained that Adams and Post failed to properly supervise Richart and restrain what it called a "contentious leadership style, allowing her to operate unchecked for years." The group said that as a result, Richart made decisions that "cost the college millions of dollars and gutted employee morale.""

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