Tuesday, June 25, 2013
New Mexico: Las Vegas mayor facing recall petitions, possibly over fracking issues
Las Vegas (N.M.) Mayor Alfonso Ortiz Jr. is facing recall threats, though the reasons are unclear. Ortiz, who is in his second term, claims that it is due to his support for fracking (the council banned it, but he has refused to enforce it). The supporters don't specify the cause, claiming a host of issues. Ortiz and the primary recall proponent have tangled before. Petitioners need 937 signatures. They claim they have 1,500.