Monday, November 9, 2015

Georgia: Meigs Mayor misses deadline to appeal recall effort

Mayor Linda Eason Harris failed to appeal the recall effort against her -- petitioners collected 62 signatures and she had 10 days to go to court to try and get the recall tossed out. Georgia is a malfeasance standard/judicial recall state and rarely do the courts greenlight a recall effort, so Harris really missed an opportunity to head this one off. That being said, this recall may very well have met the standard:

Harris was arrested for misuse of funds (it may have been $80) and seemingly for threatening the City Manager and for misuse of funds and has taken part in what some are claiming to be voodoo rituals. She has also been essentially banned from all council meetings, as she is ordered to stay away from the Manager. The city is in danger of losing its insurance, perhaps because of Harris' continued role as Mayor.

Petitioners need 116 signatures of registered voters in 30 days.

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