A group called Citizens for Fair and Clean Government are proceeding with plans to recall Councilors Neal, Sullivan, Baker, Christiansen, and Mayor LaFortune. I’m not a fan of these 5 people, and I would love to see them out of office. However, I can’t support this recall effort. I’m strongly against the recall of my councilor, Jim Mautino and his fellow councilor, Chris Medlock. I have a No Recall sign in my yard, and bumper stickers on both my cars; if only from a consistency standpoint, it would seem confusing to my neighbors and friends if I supported one recall while being against another. Additionally, I’m not sure how, based on my objections to the current recall, how I can support this latest one.
- The recall language in the current Tulsa City charter is flawed. It allows recall with out real cause. No one should be recalled under this language until it is changed.
- The council terms are only 2 years. If the constituents of a councilor aren’t happy, for what ever reason, they will have the opportunity to get rid of that councilor when the term expires. The mayor’s term is 4 years.
- Every one is up for re-election in 2006; any recall in 2005 seems imprudent.
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