Holly Village Council recall, Michigan (2014)

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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.[1] The recall petitions against all four was denied.[2]

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.[1]

Path to the ballot

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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.[2] 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.[1]

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.[1]

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