The Jury Talks Back

3/4/2009

Nguyen survives recall attempt

Filed under: California Politics — aunursa @ 5:31 am

San Jose councilwoman Madison Nguyen survived a recall election on Tuesday, as voters in her district voted down the recall by a 55-45 margin.  Nguyen had angered a vocal minority of constituents by favoring the name “Saigon Business District” over “Little Saigon” for a Vietnamese neighborhood.  The majority, however, saw the recall effort as a petty and pointless.

Fortunately San Jose is largely unaffected by the tumbling economy, drastic state budget cuts, and other financial problems that plague similar large municipalities.  The nation’s tenth largest city can easily afford to piss away $500,000 on the special election (in addition to the $350,000-$400,000 spent by both campaigns.)

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