All three of them have:
- Gone through hours of training
- Attended way more meetings than most of us would ever care to attend
- Coordinated with agencies to address matters like trash, blighted properties, crime, etc.
- Held regular Single Member District meetings
- Stood up to bullying by the Chair of ANC 5D to protest the interests of their constituents (even when it was politically risky)
They've done a lot more. This is by no means an exhaustive list. What is their reward for their efforts? Three recall petitions bearing their names. As I wrote before, the allegations on these petitions are either largely or entirely baseless. If you look at these petitions you will notice that they have some odd wording in common. Make no mistake that this was a coordinated effort. It's political payback. Please read what I wrote earlier this week about the recall. Please also read this post about the recall from the Trinidad Neighborhood Association. They have photos of the petitions (click on them to make them bigger), so you can read those their too.
A lot of people have been asking what they can do to help support these commissioners. The best advice I can give is to talk to all your neighbors and friends in the area. Let them know what's really behind these petitions, and ask them not to sign. Feel free to reach out directly to these commissioners if you have any questions.
I made a sign and hung it on my door because I want everyone (including anyone who comes to my door with a petition) to know exactly how I feel about this little charade. I made the font really big because I want people to see, read it, and ask me about it. I took pictures of my sign, and I'm going to tweet them (#NoRecall and #ANC5D) so I can let even more people know how I feel out the recalls. I'd love to hear (or see) what others are doing or feeling about about the recall. If you like my sign idea, please feel free to use it and hang your own sign.