Thursday, September 20, 2012
Michigan: Cedar Springs Mayor facing recall over licensing fee question
Cedar Springs Mayor Charlie Watson is facing recall petitions, with the language for the petition being voted on.
Petitioners need 170 signatures (25% of votes for governor)
The issue is a bit different than most: The Red Flannel Festival has a trademark on their logo. The festival requested the City pay a $4000 licensing fee, but the City refused, claiming they used the logos for identification for 70-plus years. The Red Flannel Festival claimed trademark infringement. The city council voted 6-1 to stop using the logo. Watson voted to stop using the logo, and is being targeted (though the other five officials aren't).