John Vazquez recall, Windsor, Colorado, 2010

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An effort to recall John Vazquez from his position as mayor of Windor, Colorado, was launched in December 2009. The recall effort was abandoned before reaching a vote.


The recall effort began after a city council vote to allow two medical marijuana dispensaries to continue operating within the town. Recently the council implemented a 75-day moratorium, requiring three council member votes and two meetings before a dispensary would be allowed to continue operating. Recall supporters argued that dispensaries should be removed from the city. "What makes me most upset is that our mayor, who also serves on the school board and should be looking out for the best interest of our children, somehow couldn't figure out a way to keep these out of here until we figured out what to do," said Miller.[1]

Mayor's response to recall

In response to the recall effort, Mayor Vazquez said, "Everything I've ever done since Day 1 of taking this office, I've believed in my heart of hearts that it's been done for the best interest of this community. I love this town. I can't keep him from doing what he wants to do, but I hope he doesn't get a whole lot of attraction from it. The last thing this board needs is a whole lot of negative distraction. It is what it is, but I'm not going to lose sleep over it."[1]

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