Friday, September 7, 2012
Idaho: Montpelier mayor facing recall petitions over budget issues
Montpelier Mayor Reed Peterson is facing a recall campaign against him, despite the fact that he's up for re-election next year. The issue appears to be budget, which was $2.1 million. The petitioner claims that it has grown 7 times since 2006, when the mayor was first elected, though the petitioner was uncertain what the budget was in 06 (the mayor disputes this). There was also an employee raise issue cropping up (mayor broke a tie to give employees a 3% raise instead of 1%).
Petitioner has to get 250 signatures (20% of registereds).