City of San Bernardino bankruptcy sparks recall effort

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San Bernardino's bankruptcy has sparked a recall campaign against the mayor, city attorney and the entire City Council.

The city east of Los Angeles declared bankruptcy in August, under crushing debt.

The San Bernardino Sun says a group of business owners and residents this week served notices to officials that they plan to submit a recall petition.

If they collect enough voter signatures, the recall would be placed on the November ballot.

Mayor Pat Morris says he understands voters' frustration but says his job is to continue working for needed changes.

City Attorney James Penman says he believes business owners backing the recall are doing it for their own gain.

And Councilman John Valdivia says he's served the city well. He says of the recall effort: Bring it on.

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