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 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 amended – Published 10/16/2015
Wrongful death lawsuit challenged – Published 5/6/2015
Revised complaint targets Yermo insurance billing – Published 1/10/2015
New Yermo fire chief defends himself at meeting – Published 11/20/2014
Agencies named in wrongful death suit – Published 11/8/2014
Yermo CSD sued for wrongful termination – Published 10/15/2015
Yermo CSD director asked to leave closed session – Published 5/22/2015
Employee or volunteer? Lawsuit or claim? – Published 2/20/2015
Yermo CSD president scrutinized at board meeting by public – Published 3/19/2014
Non Compliance with LAFCO
County: Yermo ‘doesn’t meet requirements’ on financial reports – Published 8/20/2015
County study identifies compliance issues – Published 8/16/2015
Policies and Proceedures
Fire department adopts state fire codes – Published 4/23/2015
Maintaining fire inspections a struggle – Published 3/23/2015
Yermo board ‘being watched’ – Published 2/19/2015
LAFCO votes against CSD consolidation – Published 1/21/2015
Desert CSD merger to be reviewed – Published 1/20/2015
Meeting draws strong reaction against CSD reorganization –Published 12/11/2014
Smith: CSD needs training, resources – Published 12/10/2014