Oroville recall recalled

Bobby O’Reiley holds off on effort targeting Goodson, Draper; cites election costs

After announcing a plan to unseat Oroville Councilwomen Linda Draper and Janet Goodson, former council candidate Bobby O’Reiley has backed off, citing special election costs.

O’Reiley (pictured) told the Oroville City Council at its meeting last Tuesday (April 16) that he’d served the councilwomen. In a notice of intent to circulate a recall petition that was submitted to the City Clerk’s Office (and ultimately lacked enough verified signatures), O’Reiley alleged that Goodson “violated city policies” and “disrespected our community.” He said as much about Draper as well.

According to the Butte County Clerk-Recorder’s Office, a special recall election for Oroville could cost $35,000 to $40,000. “We have the support, we can vote them out come next elections,” O’Reiley wrote on his candidate Facebook page.