Judith Volta recall, Coburg, Oregon (2011)
Bill Ledford was a leader in the recall effort. He objects to the city building a new wastewater treatment plant, saying, "The problem with it is the city can't afford it at this point." The proposed treatment plan will cost residents about $85/month.
Volta said: "I am surprised by the petition, but other than saying that I have been proud and happy to serve all the citizens of Coburg as Mayor for over nine years, I cannot comment on the fact that a recall petition has been filed." Volta has defended her stance on the wastewater treatment plant, noting that city voters approved construction of the sewer system in March 2010 and affirmed that decision in a May 2010 referendum vote .
Path to the ballot
Signatures of approximately 101 registered Coburg voters were required to force a special recall election.
The recall election took place by mail-in ballot on December 20th, 2011. Volta kept her seat, with 61% of voters casting ballots to retain her as mayor.
- Recall campaigns in Oregon
- Political recall efforts, 2011
- Mayoral recalls
- Lane County, Oregon ballot measures
- Lane County Website, "December 20, 2011 Recall Election," December 1, 2011
- Register-Guard, "Coburg voters reject recall bid," December 21, 2011
- KVAL, "Recall campaign targets Coburg mayor," August 8, 2011
- Register-Guard, "Coburg mayor announces decision to leave office early," March 15, 2012
- KVAL, "Foes of new Coburg city sewer target mayor for recall," August 9, 2011
- Register-Guard, "RThird vote sought on sewers," November 30, 2011
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