Fate of Fire Board recall effort to be decided today

The San Mateo County Board of Elections will announce this afternoon whether the recall effort to oust three Coastside Fire Protection District directors has been approved or not.

Recall proponents submitted nearly ten thousand signatures to recall Mike Alifano, Gary Riddell, and Doug Macintosh from their seats on the Fire Board over those director’s efforts to cancel the CalFire contract and return to a standalone fire department.

Recall organizers have expressed confidence that they have enough signatures to gain approval for a recall election, with a significant buffer to allow for any signatures that are disqualified.

If the recall election is approved the election date will be set for February or March of next year.

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