SAN DIEGO — San Diego County's Board of Supervisors announced Sunday night that an emergency meeting is scheduled for Tuesday in which the board will consider a 'No Confidence' resolution regarding Supervisor Nathan Fletcher.
If the resolution passes, which it appears it will, the board will call on Fletcher to resign immediately.
Three 'Yes' votes are needed. Monday CBS 8 reached out to every member of the board. Chair Nora Vargas, Supervisor Jim Desmond, and Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer all said they will call for Fletcher's resignation. Supervisor Joel Anderson chose not to comment at this time.
"We can't remove him from office, but we can apply pressure," said Supervisor Desmond in an interview with CBS 8 Monday morning.
"I think it definitely is going to show to him, if he's watching out there, that we all want him to step down sooner rather than later," he added.
"The fact is we don't know the answers to questions related to Supervisor Fletcher's behavior because he isn't here," said Chair Vargas. "We're not here to answer them on his behalf. However, as chair of the board it is my top priority to make sure we are able to serve the people of San Diego. It is clear to me the only way to move forward is without Supervisor Fletcher on this board. I believe he should resign effective immediately."
CBS 8 reached out to Fletcher's office for comment. A spokesperson said Fletcher is unable to respond due to the fact he is in treatment.
Fletcher announced he will resign May 15 after a whirlwind of allegations, alcohol abuse, and marital issues was announced against and by Fletcher himself.
Fletcher is still collecting his approximately $200,000 year salary and can still call in his vote and attend board meetings.
San Diegans are encouraged to attend Tuesday's board meeting to voice their opinion.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday at the County Administration Center located at 1600 Pacific Highway, Room 310 (Third Floor), San Diego, CA 92101.
Additional details to provide comments during the meeting and watch options are available here.
Meanwhile, other local leaders are calling on Fletcher to resign. City of San Diego Councilmember Stephen Whitburn, City of San Diego Councilmember Raul Campillo, City of San Diego Councilmember Jennifer Campbell, City of La Mesa Councilmember Patricia Dillard, City of Chula Vista Councilmember Andrea Cardenas, City of Chula Vista Councilmember Jose Preciado, City of National City Councilmember Marcus Bush, City of National City Councilmember Jose Rodriguez, City of Lemon Grove Councilmember George Gastil, City of Lemon Grove Councilmember Alysson Snow, and City of Vista Councilmember Dan O’Donnell released the following statement Monday:
“As regional leaders, we are elected to address our communities’ most pressing issues and focus on finding critical solutions. Such work requires transparent, honest leadership and dedication to serving the best interests of our constituents. Regardless of one's position or status, we must always fight for the most vulnerable in our society.
“United, we strongly urge Supervisor Nathan Fletcher to resign from the San Diego County Board of Supervisors without delay to initiate the process of rebuilding public trust in the wake of the severe allegations. It does not serve the public good for an elected official to remain in office while performing no duties. The immediate resignation of Supervisor Fletcher is a crucial step towards rebuilding confidence in our local government and enabling us to move forward with the critical work at hand.
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