Sunday, November 3, 2013

New Jersey: Two Bogota Council members facing petitions

Two Bogota council members,  Mayor Patrick McHale and Council President Antero “Tito” Jackson, are facing recall petitions brought by two fellow members, Jorge Nunez and Evaristo Burdiez, Jr. All four are Democrats. Petitioners are claiming that the issue was a vote to approve high end apartments on a vacant land, with a claim of a too big tax break. The story notes that the fight is part of a long running battle between old guard and newer Hispanic residents. Petitioners will need 1,100 signatures (25% of registereds).

The two petitioners are also backing Republican challengers to two other council members facing election on Tuesday.

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