The director of communications was in a very important position to see and hear a lot of communications that the public would not see or hear normally. She knew what was going on throughout the department.
Here is the letter from the El Paso County Commissioners to Maketa. Page 1 was before he put them on administrative leave for what he said had nothing to do with them filing the complaint. Page 2 is when the commissioners found out he did that.
Wow, talk about truth being stranger than fiction. The Commission may have difficulty taking immediate adverse action against Maketa. They might be able to form an investigative committee which could "indirectly" pressure him to resign. However, the Commission will presumably want to avoid bringing negative PR upon themselves or other County officials...
I believe recalls have to be initiated by voter petitions, so it would require a group of "activists" to organize around the issue. I don't even want to think about the potential content of TV or radio ads for that campaign!