We have heard talk around town to the effect that the recall petition (of the mayor) being circulated will not be effective even if the required number of signatures are collected.
The theory is that the petition will not be submitted until after the deadline for placing items on the November election.
The city charter required council to pass a recall ordinance back when the charter was approved by the voters.
Council did pass the recall ordinance (number 008066 ) on June 5, 1984.
“If the petition shall be found sufficient, the City Clerk shall submit the petition to the City Council without delay, and the City Council, in the event the officer fails to resign, shall order that the recall election be held at the next permitted election date under the laws of Texas.”
If the petition does not make it in before the cutoff for the November election then it will have to be considered at the next election date.
The next “Texas uniform election date” after the November election will be the first Saturday in May, 2019.
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