Holly Village Council recall, Michigan (2014)
An effort to recall council members Ryan Bladzik, Chris Rankin, George Kullis, and Debra Musgrave in Holly, Michigan from their positions was launched in March 2014. The recall petitions against all four was denied.
Recall proponent arguments
Recall proponents oppose the council's decision to contract with the Oakland County Sheriff's Office for public safety dispatch services. As as a result of this agreement, the community's local dispatch service will be terminated and all dispatch equipment will be disposed of.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Laws governing recall in Michigan
Initial paperwork was filed against the four council members on March 27, 2014. A clarity hearing on the petition language was held on April 16, 2014, with the Oakland County Board of Election Commissioners. The petition language was denied. If the language was approved, petitioners would have needed to collect 207 signatures by mid-May 2014 in order to trigger a recall election. In the event that enough valid signatures were collected, a recall election would have been scheduled for August 5, 2014.
Because the terms of office for Rankin and Kullis expire in November 2014, they cannot be recalled. According to state law, only Bladzik and Musgrave are eligible to be recalled.
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