Heceta Water District commissioner recall, Oregon (2010)
A vote about whether to recall Robert Hursh, Debbie Todd and Jim Sievers from their positions as commissioners of the Heceta Water District in the area of Florence, Oregon, took place on June 27, 2010. All three officials were retained in their seats.
The Heceta Recall Committee led the effort to recall the three commissioners. Gene McDermott filed the official recall notices with county election officials.
Robert Hursh was serving a term that ended in July 2011, as was Debbie Todd. The term of Jim Siever ends in July 2013. The water district's board of commissioners has five members altogether. Commissioner Wendy Rohner was appointed to a vacant seat on the commission in October 2009. Neither Rohner nor Commissioner Jerry Nordin are targeted for recall.
The reason given on recall petitions for moving ahead with the effort to force a recall vote is that each of the commissioners, in the eyes of those who support the recall, "exhibit a lack of financial oversight."
In May 2009, the water commissioners voted to increase water rates from an average of $26.50/month to an average monthly bill of about $48.
Path to the ballot
- See also: Oregon signature requirements