A much-rumored effort to oust California Correctional Peace Officers Association President Mike Jimenez has fizzled at the union's Las Vegas convention.
CCPOA retiree Bob Walsh, a prolific contributor to the Paco Villa Corrections Blog, is attending the two-day meeting at the Rio All-Suite Hotel in Las Vegas and called us with the news.
"A recall vote never even surfaced," Walsh said. "No motion was made."
Jimenez also told the convention that he will not resign, Walsh said. Some union watchers had speculated that the 49-year-old Jimenez would step down over health concerns.
Some union dissidents had been calling for a Jimenez's ouster. They're upset over everything from the union's lack of a contract and its recent loss in a $12 million federal defamation case to disciplinary actions against members and its firing of former president Don Novey.
Now the question is whether Jimenez's No. 2, Chuck Alexander, will win re-election to his executive vice president post. Two candidates, Charlie Mohammed and Walter Tucker, are running against him. We'll report the results.