On June 17, San Marino Mayor Dennis Kneier resigned from his mayoral duties as a result of the now-infamous incident involving… well, duty.
Now his position on the City Council is at risk.
One hundred San Marino residents signed a Notice of Intention to circulate a recall petition against Kneier. The Notice of Intention included five bullet points outlining residents’ points of contention.
“You achieved favored policies and programs through acts of intimidation and misrepresentation,” reads the document according to the Pasadena Star-News. “You exhibit un-mayoral behavior during City Council meetings by insulting, ridiculing and deriding residents expressing their opinions during Public Comment. You have engaged in retaliatory behavior against a resident expressing opposition to your policies and programs that resulted in San Marino becoming the subject of worldwide ridicule and disgrace.”
Residents are now referring to the incident as “Poopgate.”
Read more on the latest updates at the Pasadena Star-News and see the original story below:
On Monday, June 9, the Mayor of San Marino was caught demonstrating what you shouldn’t doo-doo as a public official—or really, as any member of polite society.
Mayor Dennis Kneier was busted for throwing a bag of dog feces on his neighbor’s walkway. Kneier’s neighbor, Philip Lao, caught the caper with the security cameras outside his home. Lao proceeded to turn over the footage to the police.
The Mayor said he and his wife were walking home when they came across the bag of poop on the sidewalk.
“I made a mistake of putting it in his walkway,” remarked Kneier. “Rather than leaving it, I should have walked on by or disposed of it properly.”
“The bag was tied closed and appeared to have been intentionally placed on the walkway entrance,” police officials said. “After reviewing video surveillance which monitors the exterior of their residence, the residents were able to identify their neighbor, Dennis Kneier, as the person who had placed the plastic bag on their walkway.”
Kneier has delivered an apology to Lao for the foul play.
Read the full story at the Pasadena Star-News.