Thursday, December 22, 2011

Board Member Discusses "Recall" Concept

To all COLA LO Members,
This week Board Member Gary Gipson published an article in the LO Review discussing the ongoing community efforts toward a potential recall of City Council Members.  

As many of you know there has been a recall discussion throughout the year amongst many community leaders.   

It seems the recall discussion may be taking a more serious tone early in 2012.    Many new proponents of a recall petition are now calling for signatures early in the year with a potential vote in May 2012.   

In his article Gary Gipson discusses the concerns about such a recall effort and its impact on other issues in the May election.

The article can be found at:   Recall Talk On the Rise

There is a current recall vote underway for an Oregon City Commissioner and the method is gaining popularity in Clackamas County.     The issues within the community that are promoting the discussion of a local recall effort are fairly well documented and ongoing.  They largely involve the direction of the current administration and the public process.  

Only time will tell if the effort is serious and succeeds locally.  However the discussion continues as residents become more aware of tax increases, spending, and the ongoing direction of the current administration. 

While COLA LO does not currently support a recall effort we believe the underlying cause of this discussion is the community concern over "Good Governance".  

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends.  

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