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Gale Pospisil recall, New Braunfels, Texas (2011)

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An effort to recall Gale Pospisil from her position as mayor of New Braunfels, Texas began in October 2011.[1] The recall effort failed to collect enough signatures to force a recall election.

735 signatures were required to force and election. Out of the 1,117 that were turned into the City Secretary on December 2nd, only 668 were verified - 67 short.[2]

The recall effort was started after a "can ban," which Mayor Pospisil supported, was passed in the city that prohibited disposable containers on the Comal and Guadalupe rivers within New Braufel lines.[1] A policial action committee called Can the Ban was organized by Mark McGonigal to oppose the ordinance. When the ordinance passed the group led the recall effort against the mayor.[2]

Commenting on the failed recall effort, Mayor Pospisil said ""I'm frankly really looking forward to continuing to do a good job for the city. They need to move on and find some more productive use of their time."[2]

Path to the ballot

The ability to force a recall election in Braunfels is laid out in the city's charter. According to the recall rules set forth in that charter, 735 signatures from registered voters were needed to force a election at the time of the recall effort.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 KGNB News, "Petition to Recall Mayor Gale Pospisil Turned in to City Hall; Special Council Meeting Wednesday," December 5, 2011
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Austin American-Statesman, "New Braunfels committee weighing tubing fee proposal, others in advance of Monday council meeting," December 6, 2011