A City Charter Review Committee is discussing lower signatures requirements for recalls. Two members are saying that lower the requirements would make it to easy to get on the ballot, though others say that the current requirements are to difficult.
Currently, the city requires signatures from 25% of all registered voters and an additional kicker -- at least 60% of those 25% had to have voted in the last election.
I have to admit, I'm a bit confused by the article and proposed changes, as it talks about raising the requirement to 35% of voters, but then talks about a low turnout election making it too easy to get a recall on the ballot (which would only be the case if they are using a voter turnout, not registered voter formula).
Part of the backstory is that Mayor Joe Hernandez feels that the committee is proposing the changes to launch against him.
The piece does gives this nice study of other Texas jurisdiction's signature requirements: