The San Francisco Elections Commission has actually voted not to restore its election director’s agreement in spite of his effective 20-year record so that the city might “do something about it” on its “racial equity strategy.”
In a 4-2 vote by the Commission recently, city authorities chose not to restore a 5th five-year agreement for John Arntz– who is White– in spite of definite approval of his period as election director– a relocation that triggered speedy condemnation.
” We are seriously worried that the Elections Commission is actively looking for to get rid of John Arntz from his work as the Director of Elections,” Department Supervisor Mayank Patel stated in an e-mail to the department, that included a letter signed by 11 other department supervisors detailing why they supported Arntz’s term renewal.
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” Under the management of Director Arntz, our Department effectively performed over thirty public elections and reconstruct the general public’s self-confidence in the city’s elections procedures from the ground up,” he included.” Everybody have actually dealt with Director Arntz and we understand that under his skilled and tested management, we will continue to offer city citizens with outstanding service while satisfying our objective of performing complimentary, reasonable, and practical elections for several years to come.”
Commission authorities looked for to ensure Arntz that the choice to eliminate him from the leading task was not an evaluation of his period, however a choice that boiled down to the concern of racial equality.
” Our choice wasn’t about your efficiency, however after twenty years we wished to do something about it on the City’s racial equity strategy and offer individuals a chance to complete for a management position,” the Commission’s president Chris Jerdonek composed in an e-mail to Arntz, according to different regional news outlets.
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City Lawyer David Chiu stated he was “mystified” by the commission’s choice and recommended that “some folks have actually forgotten the history of this department.”
” Prior To Director Arntz, we had 5 directors in as several years, tally boxes drifting in the bay and an extreme uncertainty in city elections,” he included.
Another authorities, District 2 manager Catherine Stefani, required to Twitter today and called the choice “a dereliction of the Commission’s task.”
San Francisco Mayor London Type likewise apparently challenged the commission’s vote and stated, “John Arntz has actually served San Francisco with stability, professionalism and has actually remained entirely independent.”
” He’s stayed unbiased and has actually prevented getting captured up in the web of City politics, which is what we are seeing now as an outcome of this unneeded vote,” she included, as reported by Objective Resident. “Instead of dealing with essential problems to recuperate and restore our City, this is a fine example of unjust politicization of a crucial part of our federal government that is working well for the citizens of this city.”
Arntz’s agreement will be up in May of next year, though he might pick to reapply for the task.
Fox News might not instantly reach the commission for remark.
Source: Fox News.