October 9, 2012 - Pacific Mayor Cy Sun appears in King County Superior Court with two attorneys in his failed attempt to supress the right of the people to vote.
Judge Inveen ruled against Mayor Sun, finding that his misconduct justifies a recall election.
Pacific Mayor Cy Sun was elected on a write-in campaign with only 40 percent of the vote. That means 60 percent of the voters rejected him! That 60 percent was split between two other candidates, so Sun took office on January 1, 2012.
In just a year, Mayor Sun has harassed and unjustly fired city employees without due process. Critical department head positions were left vacant most of the year. As police officers have fled his unreasonable regime, Mayor Sun refuses to replace them.
Lawsuit claims exceed insurance coverage. The insurance company canceled the city's policy. The city council secured a court order forcing the mayor to do his job. The number of police officers is down to almost half of what it was a year ago. Crime is on the rise.
The Washington State Constitution allows the voters correct electorial mistakes through recall elections. In Pacific, a grass-roots committee is working to bring this constitutional right to the voters. Mayor Sun himself said he welcomed the recall. But in reality, he has fought and delayed us every step of the way, supressing voters' rights.
We launched the effort to recall Mayor Sun in July 2012. We are waiting for justice from the Washington State Supreme Court before we can even start contacting voters about the recall. The legal fight is expensive. We need your help to restore the rights of the voters in Pacific. Please read more about our challenge on these pages. Then consider donating to help restore voter's rights in Pacific. Any donation, however small, will help.
Our story in the headlines:
Auburn Reporter, February 26, 2013 - Sun fires his hand-picked city clerk
Recallcy.blogspot.com, February 25, 2013 - State auditor provides clean bill of health for prior administration; notes "significant problems" under the administration of Cy Sun's mentor
Auburn Reporter, February 14, 2013 - Crisis in Pacific: Small police force stretched
MyNorthwest.com, February 13, 2013 - Recall of controversial Pacific mayor stalled in court
MyNorthwest.com, February 12, 2013 - Pacific Mayor Cy Sun walks out of another council meeting
KING 5 TV, February 11, 2013 - Pacific mayor walks out of meeting on police shortage
KOMO 4 TV, February 8, 2013 - Police officer shortage latest problem to plague Pacific
KIRO 7 TV, December 27, 2012 - City of Pacific saved by new insurer
KOMO 4 TV, December 25, 2012 - Pacific council strikes last-minute deal to save city
The News Tribune, December 19, 2012 - Sumner approves option to annex portion of Pacific
The News Tribune, December 14, 2012 - How one man is dismantling the City of Pacific
MyNorthwest.com, December 14, 2012 - Embattled Pacific Mayor Cy Sun flies the coop
The News Tribune, December 12, 2012 - Pierce County Council approves providing services to Pacific
The News Tribune, December 10, 2012 - Pacific's insurer won't reconsider; asks to be told of leadership changes.
KOMO 4 TV, December 10, 2012 - King County to help Pacific residents if city goes under
MyNorthwest.com, December 4, 2012 - Pacific mayor walks out of council meeting
Auburn Reporter, December 3, 2012 - Pacific City Council meets tonight to discuss possible annexation to Auburn
KOMO 4 TV, November 13, 2012 - Voters to decide whether city of Pacific will be no more
Auburn Reporter, November 7, 2012 - Pacific prepares for the worse, hopes for the best
Seattle Times, October 30, 2012 - Town in turmoil
Youtube, October 22, 2012 - Pacific City Council meeting, mayor walks out (the mayor leaves the meeting at about the 15:40 mark)
KING 5 TV, October 17, 2012 - Pacific mayor appealing recall petition
KOMO 4 TV, October 11, 2012 - What's the deal with Pacific mayor's Oregon license plates?
KING 5 TV, October 9, 2012 - Effort to recall Pacific mayor gets judge's approval
KING 5 TV, October 5, 2012 - Citing mayor's actions, longtime Pacific cop says he'll retire
KING 5 TV, September 25, 2012 - Judge orders Pacific Mayor Cy Sun to fill empty positions at city hall
KOMO 4 TV, September 17, 2012 - Fired police chief back on the job in Pacific; civil service commission reinstates him
KING 5 TV, August 23, 2012 - Citizens file petition to recall Pacific mayor
KOMO 4 TV, August 1, 2012 - Schrammie: Pacific mayor taking town to 5th circle of hell
Seattle Weekly.com, July 27, 2012 - The Crazy Saga of Pacific Mayor Cy Sun continues
Auburn Reporter, July 26, 2012 - Mayor Cy Sun plans to fire four officers involved in his arrest
KING 5 TV, July 26, 2012 - Controversial Pacific mayor skips clerk's termination hearing
KIRO 7 TV, July 26, 2012 - Pacific mayor dodges questions regarding recent firing of city clerk; arrest
Auburn Reporter, July 19, 2012 - Pacific residents form committee to recall mayor
KOMO 4 TV, July 19, 2012 - Controversial mayor of Pacific arrested by his own police force
Auburn Reporter, July 11, 2012 - "I want you to get together and start a recall on me." - Mayor Sun
Auburn Reporter, July 11, 2012 - City of Pacific in danger of losing insurance coverage
KIRO 7 TV, July 10, 2012 - Turmoil in Pacific's City Hall could lead to government shutdown
Auburn Reporter, June 14, 2012 - Clerk's lockout latest episode; Thomson, "I want to start a recall"
KOMO 4 TV, June 11, 2012 - Political infighting heats up in small Wash. town; city clerk locked out, calls police
KOMO 4 TV, June 8, 2012 - Politics turn ugly in small Wash. town
Auburn Reporter, June 7, 2012 - Pacific police chief's dismissal strains council-mayor relationship
Auburn Reporter, February 10, 2012 - New Pacific mayor's changes jolt city hall, community
Auburn Reporter, January 13, 2012 - New mayor, council go to work in Pacific
KING 5 TV, November 29, 2011 - Newly Elected Mayor Wasn't Even On The BallotAdd a comment