Petitions were handed in against Mayor Bob Severson and council members Rod Hardin, Frank Harkenrider, Joe Harn and Jackie Myers. Each petitions is reported to have approximately 700 signatures. Petitioners needed 508 valid signatures needed.
Note that the mayor's term ends at the end of the year, and he is not running for re-election.
This is reported to be Hermiston's first recalls, which is based on complaints from police department employees about then-Police Chief Dan Coulombe, and the extension of the City Manager's contract.