Resolution Opposing the Recall of the Sonoma County District Attorney
Whereas, the recall against District Attorney Jill Ravitch was filed in October 2020, less than one week after District Attorney Jill Ravitch publicly announced she would be retiring when her term expires at the end of 2022; and
Whereas, the recall was filed by an individual who reportedly owns Oakmont Senior Living and two related companies that own or operate the care homes, Varenna and Villa Capri; and
Whereas, the individual who owns Oakmont Senior Living reportedly paid $500,000 less than two months prior to filing the recall to settle a lawsuit filed by local and state prosecutors over the abandonment of care home residents of Varenna and Villa Capri during the 2017 Tubbs Fire; and
Whereas, the individual filing the recall is currently the sole contributor of funds to the recall effort; and the amount of funds contributed to the recall effort by this individual have reportedly exceeded the legal limit under law by a factor of 88X; and
Whereas, it is estimated that this recall may cost Sonoma County taxpayers between $500,000 to $800,000, if it were to be placed onto the ballot; and
Whereas, if this recall were to be successful, it would decrease the term of Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch by approximately a year.
Now, Therefore, Be it Resolved, that the Sonoma County Democratic Party opposes the recall of District Attorney Jill Ravitch; and be it,
Further Resolved, that the Sonoma County Democratic Party urges that voters in Sonoma County DO NOT sign the petition recalling Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch; and be it,
Further Resolved, should this recall be placed on the ballot, the Sonoma County Democratic Party will actively campaign to defeat the recall of Sonoma County District Attorney, Jill Ravitch.
Resolution adopted by the Sonoma County Democratic Party on March 9, 2021