Sunday, December 23, 2012

Arkansas: Fort Smith City Director-elect facing recall threat before taking office

Fort Smith City Director-elect Keith Lau, who hasn't even started in office yet, is facing a recall threat over an animal control ordinance. The former Chair of the Animal Services Advisory Board has threatened the recall. The Chair resigned on July 18 after sending a "lengthy and sarcastic e-mail" to a separate director

Petitioners can't try for the recall until Lau has served six months. Petitioner also claims that they woul need 237 signatures (35% of turnout from the primary), though it sounds like the actual number is 2,048 (due to the fact that the last general election for the seat was in 1996).

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