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Kelly Kulikoff

Let's Talk Reasons

We are recalling California City Mayor Kelly Kulikoff, who took office in December 2022, for various reasons. 12 reasons to be exact! His term is set to end Dec 2024 and we can't wait another year for his term to end. Enough has been done already in less than 8 months since taking office. Kelly was also a city councilmember from December 2020 until being elected Mayor this past December, by only 17.93% of the registered voters (1,187 votes) in the city.     Below are the reasons he is being recalled.

Reason #1 : Wasteful spending of city funds on things like lawyer bills

Kelly's Response: Lawyer bills are costs that all forms of government deal with.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #1:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #2 : Violating Kern County Grand Jury findings and recommendations

Kelly's Response: We are constantly working on solutions to address these concerns adequately.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #2:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #3 : Approving jobs for his cronies, who are unqualified to serve the public

Kelly's Response: This is totally untrue. Everyone is highly qualified and there is absolutely no cronyism involved.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #3:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #4 : Threatening public safety by mismanaging police and fire

Kelly's Response: Every department is extremely important and we, as your City Council, make a concerted effort to act in the best interests of the public at all times. Or budget is limited. However, our current administration has helped lower expenses substantially and will result in multimillion dollar cost savings by the end of 2023.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #4:

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Reason #5 : Premeditated actions against a female councilmember

Kelly's Response: Statement number 5 is completely inaccurate.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #5:

Exhibit 1: Back in 2021, there was a concern raised when Kelly was a city councilmember about if councilmember Karen Macedonio serving two elected positions, one being a county position, was a conflict of interest. After determining it was not by the prior city attorney, nothing further was discussed. Then after Kelly recently became elected Mayor it has come up again, the following month after being elected. This time they are pursuing removing her via a lawsuit filed in the court, which is still pending a resolution. Kelly, Michael, and Ron all voted to pursue this, with the assistance of the new city attorney.

Below is a link to a section in standwithkaren.com that discusses this further both in writing and in video. Keep in mind the timing and circumstances.

Quo Warranto On Karen

Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #6 : Ignoring the will of the people

Kelly's Response: I'm constantly taking everyone's opinions into consideration and take action after very thoughtful and timely deliberations.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #6:

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Reason #7 : Lack of transparency

Kelly's Response: This statement is completely and utterly inaccurate. I am a proponent of transparency in government and make sure nothing of public interest happens behind closed doors.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #7:

Exhibit 1: Below is a video clip of Kelly not allowing a question to Michael be answered on January 24, 2023. Click below to watch it.

01/24/2023 Video Clip

Exhibit 2: Below is a video clip of Kelly not answering two questions from the public, back-to-back, on May 9, 2023. Click below to watch it.

05/09/2023 Video Clip

Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #8 : Refusing to meet with the public he is supposed to serve

Kelly's Response: I am ALWAYS available to meet with the public. Contact me anytime to setup a meeting time at kkulikoff@californiacity-ca.gov

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Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #8:

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Reason #9 : Engaging in conduct unbecoming his position

Kelly's Response: This is another completely untrue statement. My conduct is always very professional and appropriate.

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Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #9:

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Reason #10 : Rampant hypocrisy and double standards

Kelly's Response: Here is another statement that is blatantly untrue and absolutely cannot be substantiated by facts.

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Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #10:

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Reason #11 : Gross mismanagement of California City finances by overspending taxpayers’ money

Kelly's Response: All of my decisions on City Council have been highly calculated with consideration to risk assessments and budget priority setting through strategic planning.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #11:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #12 : Subjecting our kids to harm by advocating a damaging ideology and agenda.

Kelly's Response: I have advocated for California City's youth population since day one. I'm working with members of the community to bring more youth programs to our city and have fully supported the development of a skatepark and splashpad that should be completed by Summer 2024. I am currently volunteering to remodel a building and make it suitable for after-school programs.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #12:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...