Thursday, December 13, 2012

Maine: Three Kittery Councilors facing recall threats

Three Kittery councilors, George Dow, Leo Guy and Jeff Brake, are facing recall threats over their dispute with other city officials which led to the resignations of both the Town Manager and the Police Chief.

The town manager claimed that the three councilors were micromanage him. The petitioner claims that the severance packages and the search for replacements were unneeded expenses (though it does not sounds like a lot -- severance was $18K for the both of them).

Petitioners need 15% of registered voters, which appears to be about 500 signatures. A fourth councilor is not eligible for a recall because he hasn't served six months.

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