Yermo Recall 2015

There is a Recall in progress for Bob Smith and Geoffrey Berner.
The recall proponents state the recall is for gross mismanagement by Mr. Smith for policies that he put in place as fire chief and BOD President that lead to the wrongful death suit being brought against the Yermo CSD as well as a wrongful termination suit.
Mr Berner has not only voted on and approved these policies, Mr. Berner as financial officer has been repeatedly out of compliance with state requirements for financial reports.

Please support the recall of these two officers by signing a petition available here, in person in front of the Uptons Market (call: 253-221-9338 to arrange to sign if no one is out front) or at Ron’s Thrift and More.
You  must be 18 years old and a registered voter in Yermo to sign. If you have moved to Yermo and have not filled out a new voter registration card, or are not registered to vote, you can get voter registration forms from any recall petition holder or in the Post Office.

The donate to our fundraiser to pay for the recall please go here:
Yermo Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

For More information, see the following news article links:
Yermo Recall
Yermo CSD president, director abruptly resign – Published 9/15/2015
Yermo CSD president, director resign – Published 9/16/2015
Recent events shake up Yermo community – Published 10/17/2015
Board member: Recall will die – Published 9/21/2015

Wrongful Death Suit
Wrongful death lawsuit amendedPublished 10/16/2015
Wrongful death lawsuit challengedPublished 5/6/2015
Revised complaint targets Yermo insurance billingPublished 1/10/2015
New Yermo fire chief defends himself at meetingPublished 11/20/2014

Agencies named in wrongful death suitPublished 11/8/2014

Wrongful Termination
Yermo CSD sued for wrongful terminationPublished 10/15/2015
Yermo CSD director asked to leave closed sessionPublished 5/22/2015
Employee or volunteer? Lawsuit or claim?Published 2/20/2015
Yermo CSD president scrutinized at board meeting by publicPublished 3/19/2014

Non Compliance with LAFCO
County: Yermo ‘doesn’t meet requirements’ on financial reports – Published 8/20/2015
County study identifies compliance issuesPublished 8/16/2015

Policies and Proceedures
Fire department adopts state fire codesPublished 4/23/2015
Maintaining fire inspections a strugglePublished 3/23/2015
Yermo board ‘being watched’Published 2/19/2015
LAFCO votes against CSD consolidationPublished 1/21/2015
Desert CSD merger to be reviewedPublished 1/20/2015
Meeting draws strong reaction against CSD reorganizationPublished 12/11/2014
Smith: CSD needs training, resourcesPublished 12/10/2014