Dubliners for Change is a diverse group of resident volunteers working together to ensure that our city is governed in an ethical, constituent-driven manner. We are dedicated to the preservation of open space and the environment, quality education free from school overcrowding, sufficient infrastructure to support our city, and the development of a premier pedestrian friendly downtown.
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Newly Established Dublin PAC Initiates The Recall Process For City Councilmembers and School Board Trustee
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On Tuesday, December 5th a newly formed PAC began the processes to recall Dan Cunningham from Dublin Unified Board of Trustees and Abe Gupta from Dublin City Council. This is the first step in a process, that if successful would help address chronic school overcrowding and the overbuilding of high-density housing in Dublin. The next steps, are to have this notice vetted by the Alameda County Election office and then begin the signature gathering process. An estimated 5,800 signatures will be needed to get this recall on the June or November 2018 ballots.
DUSD School Board Trustee
Dan Cunningham was served with a recall notice by Bobby Khullar, who addressed the following:
Mr. Cunningham has demonstrated bad behavior, conflicts with teachers, residents, refusing to listen to DUSD constituents, and violating open meeting laws. Trustee Cunningham lacks decorum and has verbally abused concerned speakers during board meetings.
Abe Gupta and Don Biddle were served with recall notices which addressed the following:
Councilman Abe Gupta has failed to uphold campaign promises for which he was elected in 2014. Originally he opposed rezoning commercial property to residential stating that he wanted to stop “focusing on building houses and instead build a vibrant commercial community” and that it is “important that Dublin retain its small-town charm”. Gupta stated he didn’t support vesting of non-vested properties during his campaign, and yet has since voted in favor of numerous large-scale/ high- density projects.
Councilman Don Biddle served on the Dublin School Board for 12 years, as a planning commissioner for 4 years and is in his 10th year on the City Council. Mr. Biddle continues to approve high-density housing at an alarming pace. He totally deflects any accountability for school overcrowding despite having served on Dublin school boards for 12 years and approved virtually every housing project currently under construction.
Possible additional recall of City Council members due to their continued votes to vest more housing units and rezone parcels from commercial to housing.
Possible additional recall of School Board Trustees for their lack of transparent prioritization of Measure H funds and continuing to increase
capacity on impacted Dublin schools.