Westbrook city council must vote by September 15 for a recall law initiative to appear on the November ballot, though there is some debate on how stringent to make the provisions. The issue came up after School Committee member Suzanne Joyce did not resign following the overturned suspensions for about 30 student-athletes , including her son, who attended an underage drinking party. Joyce is accused of visiting the Superintendent on the issue.
Petitioners would need 10 percent of registereds to get on the ballot. Councilman Victor Chu is looking to get 25% of turnout in the last gubernatorial election.