Monday, February 11, 2013

Oregon: One Clackamas River Water Board member recall scheduled

Petitioners turned in 4,000 signatures to recall one of two Clackamas River Water board members, Patricia Holloway. Recall is scheduled for March 19.

Petitioners also turned in signatures to recall member Grafton Sterling, but that has rejected due to a "clerical error." That decision is now being challenged.

The recall was started after the board ran up $1 million in legal fees over four years, "driven in large part by infighting among board members and improper meetings held by Holloway and Sterling."

Unions have been very active in the fight:
Both campaigns received $11,303.19 each of in-kind contributions from a community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, Working America. The union members collected signatures door-to-door for the campaign as their contribution. The union is not connected to the water district's branch of American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

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