Mary McFarland recall, Eagle, Idaho (2014)

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An effort to recall city council president Mary McFarland in Eagle, Idaho from her position was launched in April 2014.[1] The recall effort fell short of the required number of signatures to move the recall forward.[2]

Recall proponent arguments

Recall proponents have accused McFarland of "rude behavior and a narrow view of her constituency." McFarland suggested that residents were upset about recent council decisions regarding the use of eminent domain to acquire land for a variety of projects. Recall organizer Jane Kramer agreed. "All those issues have certainly contributed to the situation that we find on hand here. Mary is ultimately to be held accountable in our minds because she has been elected to be president of the council," Kramer said.[1]

Path to the ballot

See also: Laws governing recall in Idaho

Kramer filed a prospective petition with the Ada County elections office on April 25, 2014. The prospective petition contained 20 signatures. Recall supporters had to collect 2,459 signatures by July 12, 2014, in order to trigger a recall election.[1] Recall proponents turned in 2,000 signatures but did not have enough to move the recall effort forward.[2]

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