Charlie Hales and Steve Novick recall, Portland, Oregon (2014)
An effort to recall Mayor Charlie Hales and City Commissioner Steve Novick in Portland, Oregon from their positions was launched in July 2014. The recall did not move forward after supporters failed to collect enough signatures.
Recall proponent arguments
Recall leader Ray Horton is targeting Hales and Novick due to their support of a monthly street fee for residents and businesses in order to fund street maintenance.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in Oregon
A recall petition against Hales and Novick was filed by Ray Horton on July 15, 2014. Supporters needed to turn in 34,921 signatures by October 9 in order to bring the recall to a vote. Horton was short by approximately 10,000 signatures to move either recall forward.
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