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{{Recall}}{{tnr}}A petition to '''recall members of the Grosse Pointe Shores City Council''' was filed on [[BC2009#October|October 2, 2009]] in [[Wayne County, Michigan ballot measures|Wayne County]]. The recall petition specifically targets Mayor James Cooper and council members Brian Hunt, Victoria Boyce, Robert Graziani and Frederick Minturn.  
 
{{Recall}}{{tnr}}A petition to '''recall members of the Grosse Pointe Shores City Council''' was filed on [[BC2009#October|October 2, 2009]] in [[Wayne County, Michigan ballot measures|Wayne County]]. The recall petition specifically targets Mayor James Cooper and council members Brian Hunt, Victoria Boyce, Robert Graziani and Frederick Minturn.  
  
The recall effort is led by Robert Lee, a local resident. According to Lee, the petition targets council members who voted for a 1-mill property tax increase in June 2009.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20091003/NEWS02/910030358/1001/News/Recall-petition-filed-over-Grosse-Pointe-Shores-tax-hike ''Detroit Free Press'',"Recall petition filed over Grosse Pointe Shores tax hike," October 3, 2009]</ref> An election is expected to be held in [[BC2010#May|May 2010]].
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The recall effort is led by Dr. Robert E. Lee, a local resident. According to Lee, the petition targets council members who voted for a 1-mill property tax increase in June 2009.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20091003/NEWS02/910030358/1001/News/Recall-petition-filed-over-Grosse-Pointe-Shores-tax-hike ''Detroit Free Press'',"Recall petition filed over Grosse Pointe Shores tax hike," October 3, 2009]</ref> An election is expected to be held in [[BC2010#May|May 2010]].
  
 
==Path to the ballot==
 
==Path to the ballot==
The Wayne County Election Commission approved the language in the petition on [[BC2009#October|October 19, 2009]].<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20091020/NEWS02/910200354/1322/Recall-language-approved-for-2-Wayne-County-cities ''Detroit Free Press'',"Recall language approved for 2 Wayne County cities," October 20, 2009]</ref> In order to qualify the petition for a recall election recall supporters must collect a minimum of 400 valid signatures within 180 days of the petition language being approved.<ref>[http://www.detnews.com/article/20091026/METRO01/910260322/1409/METRO/Effort-to-recall-Grosse-Pointe-Shores-council-moves-forward ''The Detroit News'',"Effort to recall Grosse Pointe Shores council moves forward," October 26, 2009]</ref>
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The Wayne County Election Commission approved the language in the petition on [[BC2009#October|October 19, 2009]].<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20091020/NEWS02/910200354/1322/Recall-language-approved-for-2-Wayne-County-cities ''Detroit Free Press'',"Recall language approved for 2 Wayne County cities," October 20, 2009]</ref> In order to qualify the petition for a recall election recall supporters must collect a minimum of 400 valid signatures within 180 days of the petition language being approved.<ref>[http://www.detnews.com/article/20091026/METRO01/910260322/1409/METRO/Effort-to-recall-Grosse-Pointe-Shores-council-moves-forward ''The Detroit News'',"Effort to recall Grosse Pointe Shores council moves forward," October 26, 2009]</ref> Supporters turned in signatures and those signatures were under review by county election officials in February 2010.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20100206/NEWS05/2060309/1322/Local-news-in-brief ''Detroit Free Press'', "Final count on recall petitions due Wednesday", February 6, 2010]</ref>
  
Supporters turned in signatures and those signatures were under review by election officials in February 2010.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20100206/NEWS05/2060309/1322/Local-news-in-brief ''Detroit Free Press'', "Final count on recall petitions due Wednesday", February 6, 2010]</ref>
 
  
The recall effort needs 390 valid signatures for each targeted city council member.  The recall campaign turned in 466 signatures to recall Hunt and 488 to recall Cooper.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20100211/NEWS02/2110612/1001/News/Grosse-Pointe-Shores-recall-effort-gets-signatures-OKd ''Detroit Free Press'', "Grosse Pointe Shores recall effort gets signatures OK'd", February 11, 2010]</ref>
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The recall effort needs 390 valid signatures for each targeted city council member.  The recall campaign turned in 466 signatures to recall Hunt and 488 to recall Cooper.<ref>[http://www.freep.com/article/20100211/NEWS02/2110612/1001/News/Grosse-Pointe-Shores-recall-effort-gets-signatures-OKd ''Detroit Free Press'', "Grosse Pointe Shores recall effort gets signatures OK'd", February 11, 2010]</ref> Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett subsequently certified the adequacy of the petitions against Mayor Cooper and all four incumbent council members.<ref>[http://www.grossepointenews.com/Articles-i-2010-02-18-242449.112112_Recall_signatures_meet_threshold.html Grosse Pointe News, "Recall signatures meet threshold", February  18, 2010] </ref>
  
Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett subsequently certified the adequacy of the petitions against Mayor Cooper and all four council members. Brian Hunt and Fred Minturn resigned from office after the petitions were filed. An election will be held on May 4th, 2010 to determine whether Mayor James Cooper and council members  Victoria Boyce and Robert Graziani will be recalled.
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Brian Hunt and Fred Minturn resigned from office after the petitions were filed. An election will be held on May 4th, 2010 to determine whether Mayor James Cooper and council members  Victoria Boyce and Robert Graziani will be recalled.<ref>[http://www.grossepointenews.com/Articles-i-2010-02-25-242478.114135_Recall_targets_resign.html Grosse Pointe News, "Recall targets resign", February 25, 2010]</rev>
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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==Additional reading==
 
==Additional reading==
 
* [http://www.candgnews.com/Homepage-Articles/2009/10-21-09/GPS-residents-recall-effort.asp ''C and G News'',"Impassioned Shores residents address recall effort," retrieved October 28, 2009]
 
* [http://www.candgnews.com/Homepage-Articles/2009/10-21-09/GPS-residents-recall-effort.asp ''C and G News'',"Impassioned Shores residents address recall effort," retrieved October 28, 2009]
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*[http://www.grossepointenews.com/Articles-i-2010-02-18-242449.112112_Recall_signatures_meet_threshold.html Grosse Pointe News, "Recall signatures meet threshold", February  18, 2010]
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*[http://www.grossepointenews.com/Articles-i-2010-02-25-242478.114135_Recall_targets_resign.html Grosse Pointe News, "Recall targets resign", February 25, 2010]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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A petition to recall members of the Grosse Pointe Shores City Council was filed on October 2, 2009 in Wayne County. The recall petition specifically targets Mayor James Cooper and council members Brian Hunt, Victoria Boyce, Robert Graziani and Frederick Minturn.

The recall effort is led by Dr. Robert E. Lee, a local resident. According to Lee, the petition targets council members who voted for a 1-mill property tax increase in June 2009.[1] An election is expected to be held in May 2010.

Path to the ballot

The Wayne County Election Commission approved the language in the petition on October 19, 2009.[2] In order to qualify the petition for a recall election recall supporters must collect a minimum of 400 valid signatures within 180 days of the petition language being approved.[3] Supporters turned in signatures and those signatures were under review by county election officials in February 2010.[4]


The recall effort needs 390 valid signatures for each targeted city council member. The recall campaign turned in 466 signatures to recall Hunt and 488 to recall Cooper.[5] Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett subsequently certified the adequacy of the petitions against Mayor Cooper and all four incumbent council members.[6]


Brian Hunt and Fred Minturn resigned from office after the petitions were filed. An election will be held on May 4th, 2010 to determine whether Mayor James Cooper and council members Victoria Boyce and Robert Graziani will be recalled.[7]
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