The recall against Hearne Councilwoman Maxine Vaughn has gotten more contentious along very familiar grounds. Hearne and her allies in the city council have blocked (by a 3-3 vote) an agenda item which would have allowed the petition process to go forward. The petitioners have filed twice, and has been repeatedly rescheduled for a lack of council quorum.
Hearne has a a malfeasance standard recall, though the petitioners are claiming malfeasance and incompetence. The City Attorney claims that the grounds stated in the petition don't meet the standards, though petitioners claim the attorney is worried he will be fired if Vaughn is removed.