Tulare County Supervisor faces Recall

April 21, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
A Tulare County Supervisor is facing a possible recall attempt Tuesday.A local substitute teacher served supervisor Phil Cox with "intent to recall" papers at Tuesday morning's Board of Supervisors meeting.

A group called "Concerned Citizens of District 3" says Cox has betrayed the public's trust and doesn't promote government transparency.

Cox said he thinks the tough budget cuts supervisors have to make may have prompted the recall drive. "I have to keep the financial condition of the county in mind as we make these decisions. It wasn't easy decision to make when we decided to lay off 200 people that wasn't easy but it was a decision that had to be made. I'm chairman this year so it just happened to fall upon me and I'll stand by the decisions I make."

Cox has a chance to respond to the recall. The group that filed the recall is holding a town hall meeting on the issue at the end of next month.

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