Council Member Jack Evans (D) is challenging the signatures handed in against him, claiming that one third of the 5588 signatures were inaccurate or forged. Petitioners need 4949 to get on the ballot.
Evans is facing recall threats after the revelation of 11 cases where he took action on behalf of paying client. Evans claims that he broke no rules. Members of the council are calling for his resignation.
If the recall gets on the ballot, an election would have to take place in 114 days and would cost an estimated $250,000.
The City Council is also considering a censure or expulsion motion.