Recall petitions have been taken out against four council members, Ian Hugh, Lauren Tolmachoff, Bart Turner and Jaime Aldama, over their vote to terminate the lease of the Phoenix Coyotes. A real estate agent is leading the charge. The city may be holding a recall in November regardless against Councilman Gary Sherwood (over a separate issue).
Petitioners would need between 750 and 2200 signatures. The signatures needed for Mayor Jerry Weiers, 14,500, prevented petitions being taken out against him.