West Plains Mayor Jack Pahlmann has announced that he will resign in April after a recall effort was started over his vote to approve a masking ordinance in order to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Pahlmann said that the resignation was unrelated to the recall (and had to do with the retirement of the City Manager).
Councilmembers Josh Cotter and Jessica Nease are also facing a recall effort. Petitioners have 60 days, though unclear on how many signatures are needed. The City Attorney has claimed that the petitioners have not given an actual claim for the recall.