Gold Hill City Council recall, Oregon (2014)
Unofficial results are available here. Official results will be available on September 9.
|Margaret Dials recall|
|Lorraine Parks recall|
|Doug Reischman recall|
|Gus Wolf recall|
Recall proponent arguments
Recall proponents cite as grounds for recall a vote by the four targeted council members to allow medical marijuana dispensaries within the city limits, as well as the failure of the council to put the question to a public vote. Recall organizer and Gold Hill Budget Committee member Deb West said, "This could have been so simple. All they had to do was put this to a vote of the people, and they chose not to."
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in Oregon
Recall proponents will have 90 days to collect the signatures needed to trigger a recall election. If sufficient signatures are collected, the targeted members will have five days to resign or submit a "statement of justification," which puts the recall to a vote. Jackson County Clerk Chris Walker estimated that a recall election would cost the city between $1,000 and $1,500. Supporters turned in 63 signatures for each of the targeted officials, a dozen more than required for all of them. The signatures were verified and ballots were mailed to registered voters. The deadline to submit ballots was August 25.
- Mail Tribune, "Recall effort started against Gold Hill councilors," June 7, 2014
- KDRV, "Gold Hill Dispensary and Recall," August 13, 2014
- Northwest Public Radio, "Gold Hill Councilors Survive Recall Attempt," August 26, 2014
- Mail Tribune, "Marijuana dispensary recall in Gold Hill progresses," July 12, 2014
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