With scandals and investigations going on around Mayor Villaraigosa he goes into his holiday weekend with perhaps a little less stress.
Nearly three months to the day that our April Fools' post "predicted" it would happen, and for pretty much the same reasons, gadfly Phil Jennerjahn appears to be on the verge of dropping his efforts to recall the Mayor.
Writing at his Jennerjahn Report blog Phil states that the recall campaign is "facing some daunting obstacles, and if the situation does not change, this initial Recall attempt will not succeed."
Among the challenges against the effort according to Jennerjahn is that he has collected nowhere near the quarter million valid signatures required to put the effort on the ballot, that fundraising has been woefully inadeqaute and that there is little time to turn things around before the August 18th deadline required for filing the recall petitions.
Phil also complains about a lack of support and help on the campaign saying, "I can't do everything on my own, people...I can't help a City that won't cooperate."
Jennerjahn says he is open to starting over with a new recall effort but only if individuals and organizations with funds and resources step forward to join in.