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Michael Kulikoff

Let's Talk Reasons

We are recalling California City Councilmember Michael Kulikoff, who took office in December 2022, for various reasons. 13 reasons to be exact! His term is set to end Dec 2026 and we can't wait another three years for his term to end. Enough has been done already in less than 8 months since taking office. Below are the reasons he is being recalled.

Reason #1 : His federal felony conviction for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, a fentanyl-like opiate drug

Michael's Response: This is inaccurate information.

Proponent Comment On His Response: "It's hard to understand how Michael feels this is inaccurate. I am sure this reason will be easily substantiated below." - S. Bradley

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #1:

Exhibit 1: According to the DOJ - United States Attorney's Office in the District of Idaho, Michael pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and hydromorphone. According to many legal sites, you will be convicted of committing the crime when you please guilty. In the 1st paragraph of the article on the justice department website, you will see this is federal. Click the link below to open a new window and read the article on the justice department website.

DOJ - US Attorney's Office (Idaho)

Exhibit 2: In the 8th paragraph of the Mojave Desert News article, Mayor Pro Tem and Council member respond to Letter of Intent, you will see Michael's response about this reason to recall him. Click the link below to open a new window and read the article.

MDN Article

Exhibit 3: On the Mayor's FB political page, there was a post about asking Ron Smith what he thought about Michael running for a seat on the city council. Note: Incarceration was mentioned. Click the link below to open a new window and watch the video.

Video During Election 2022

Exhibit 4: Here is a resource to show that Fentanyl and Hydromorphone are both part of the same drug class. Click the link below to open a new window and see the information on Drugs.com.

Fentanyl vs Hydromorphone

Our Conclusion: Michael was federally convicted for conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone in addition to Hydromorphone, which is a felony. 

Reason #2 : Wasteful spending of taxpayer funds on things like lawyer bills

Michael's Response: Lawyer bills are an unfortunate necessity for all municipalities.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #2:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #3 : Violating Kern County Grand Jury findings and recommendations

Michael's Response: No violations have occurred while I have been on City Council.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #3:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #4 : Approving jobs for his cronies, who are unqualified to serve the public

Michael's Response: Only very qualified people have been hired on my watch. Absolutely no cronyism.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #4:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #5 : Threatening public safety by mismanaging police and fire

Michael's Response: I fully support support all departments and have worked to help stabilize the budget.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #5:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #6 : Premeditated actions against a female councilmember

Michael's Response: This is also inaccurate.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #6:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #7 : Ignoring the will of the people

Michael's Response: I am constantly taking everyone's opinions into consideration.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #7:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #8 : Lack of transparency

Michael's Response: This is very inaccurate as well.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #8:

Exhibit 1: Below is an example of him not answering a direct question. Click below to watch the video clip showing this incident on January 24, 2023, pertaining to councilmember Karen Macedonio.

01/24/2023 Video Clip

Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #9 : Uses his cell phone during council meetings when the public is talking

Michael's Response: Only for official City business.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #9:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #10 : Engaging in conduct unbecoming his position

Michael's Response: Completely inaccurate like all of these allegations.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #10:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #11 : Rampant hypocrisy and double standards

Michael's Response: Totally inaccurate.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #11:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #12 : Gross mismanagement of California City finances by overspending taxpayers’ money

Michael's Response: I helped develop cost saving measures that will save California City millions of dollars in wasteful spending. Once again, this allegation is very inaccurate.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #12:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...

Reason #13 : Subjecting our kids to harm by advocating a damaging ideology and agenda

Michael's Response: Very untrue and completely inaccurate. I have helped support many youth programs and the development of activities to further benefit our youth population.

Proponent Comment On His Response: Comment Pending...

Substantiating Our Claim On Reason #13:

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Our Conclusion: Conclusion Pending...