Signatures were handed in against Councilman Ken Ferrara and Jan Pate over alleged "highly inappropriate comments to the city secretary" Rosalyn Brown by Ferrara. Ferrara has since apologized and was reprimanded by the council. 702 signatures were handed in against Ferrera and 701 against Pate. 637 valids are needed to get the recall on the ballot.
Mayor Angela Raiborn has backed the recall effort and the two councilmembers are suing.