We are a diverse group of Simi Valley residents who love our hometown, described by the LA Daily News as a "big Los Angeles suburb with a cool small-town vibe." In Simi Valley, we're more concerned about ensuring a good quality of life and maintaining strong community institutions than about partisan politics. Though our city borders Los Angeles County, our residents know that as they drive over the Santa Susana Pass into Simi Valley they're leaving the hectic pace of Hollywood behind and can focus on the important things in life.
Like many cities in California, Simi Valley is facing real challenges - homelessness, an increase of crime spilling over from Los Angeles County, and stagnant economic growth. We must be united to face these challenges and find solutions.
We believe that our newest City Councilmember, Ruth Luevanos, has used her office for personal political gain and sought to divide our city's residents over national political issues instead of seeking to be a part of the solution. For the reasons outlined elsewhere on this site, we've served her with a Notice of Intent to Recall signed by more than 20 Simi Valley registered voters and intend to recall her so we can Save Simi Valley.
Ruth and her supporters claim that this effort is an "astroturf" effort started by out-of-town political operatives who want to turn back the "blue wave." They couldn't be more wrong. Do you agree that we cannot afford three more years of having Ruth Luevanos on the Simi Valley City Council? Then sign the (unofficial) petition, and we will contact you when official petitions are available to let you know how you can sign.
We know that this effort will be successful if we all work together. It will take volunteers. It will take publicity. It will take a united vision. We hope you will join us to Recall Ruth.
In an effort to be good stewards of the contributions our hard-working supporters have entrusted us with, for this initial phase of the recall process we have partnered with the Save California Political Action Committee to take advantage of their existing infrastructure. All funds raised through Recall Ruth donations and t-shirt sales will be used only on Recall Ruth expenses.