Here's what the councilman said:
"I would say that it's extortion or bribery," Kelley said. "`If you do this, this won't happen.' That's wrong, and elected officials should not be intimidated or coerced, blackmailed into making a decision one way or another."
The Petitioner is still looking to recall Kelley, Councilman John Valdivia and Councilwoman Wendy McCammack.