The city council of overwhelmingly Democratic Beverly Hills has issued a unanimous vote calling for the recall of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón for his Progressive policies where he has eliminated bail and dropped charges for numerous crimes. The city council's 5-0 vote in favor of a resolution insisting Gascón's recall is not legally binding, though expresses the wealthy enclave's fury over his policies as crime rockets in the area. [tweet_embed] January 8, 2021[/tweet_embed] "Over the last 12 months, Los Angeles County has seen a dramatic increase in widespread crime including follow-home robberies, smash-and-grab incidents and the tragic death of beloved Beverly Hills philanthropist Jacqueline Avant," the city council announced in a statement. The council mentioned a number of policy directives issued by Gascón, including the elimination of bail for any misdemeanor or "non-serious" felony, and a policy of refusing to charge many misdemeanors. Last month, Beverly Hills residents were stunned by the home invasion murder of Jacqueline Avant, who was gunned down in front of her husband, famed music producer Clarence Avant. Gascón reacted by complaining that the career criminal charged in the murder hadn't been properly rehabilitated. [tweet_embed] January 8, 2021[/tweet_embed] Aariel Maynor, 29, was on parole when he was arrested earlier this month and charged with the shocking home-invasion murder in Avant's Beverly Hills mansion. Maynor served two prison terms of five years and four years on separate robbery convictions, in addition to convictions on domestic violence and grand theft charges. He has pleaded not guilty to Avant's murder. Tuesday's vote was held after Beverly Hills Mayor Bob Wunderlich and Vice Mayor Lili Bosse asked to bring the item forward for consideration. Although Beverly Hills is a bastion for Democrats, with 71 percent of voters choosing Joe Biden in the last presidential election, residents are dissatisfied with what they see as the consequences of Gascón's policies. Gascón is a Progressive prosecutor who has been vocal regarding his opinion that the criminal justice system needs to focus more on intervention and rehabilitation, blasting "tough on crime" policies as racist and a failure. [tweet_embed] January 8, 2021[/tweet_embed] Last month, Gascón made waves by expanding a program to drop criminal proceedings against juveniles charged with a range of felonies. Under the expansion, youth would be eligible for "diversion" after being charged with burglary, assault, vehicle theft, robbery, grand theft person, sexual battery, and arson, according to a leaked memo. Many felonies would stay ineligible for diversion, including homicide, forcible rape, gun crimes, and crimes resulting in severe injuries.