Friday, September 30, 2016

Florida: Bradenton Council facing recall effort

The relocation of Glazier-Gates Park is leading to threats for a recall against Councilmembers Patrick Roff, Gene Brown and Bemis Smith (the mayor and two other councilmembers are up for reelection). Smith actually opposed the project. Manatee County Commissioner Charles Smith has given the recall a "boost."

Petitioners would need 1517 valid signatures (5% of registered voters) for the first stage -- which would have to be completed by the end of Ofctober. Then petitioners would need 4500 signatures in 60 days (15% of registereds). They also need to hit malfeasance standard, so it seems unlikely that it would meet that standard.

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