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Recall started against two newest Atascadero council members

Two Atascadero citizens have begun collecting signatures to recall two newly elected City Council members.

Residents Ray Buban and Mike Jackson announced their petition to recall Mayor Pro Tem Mike Brennler and Councilwoman Ellen Beraud on Tuesday night, saying the pair had helped created a “pervasive anti-business climate” in less than six months on the elected body.

According to the critics, they must collect more than 2,900 signatures for the councilmembers to be recalled.

Speaking during the council meeting, Brennler said he was “saddened” by the announcement and said he had supported all commercial projects that had come before him.

Beraud did not publicly address the issue.

-- Stephen Curran

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