Lakeside City Council recall, Oregon, 2009
The Lakeside City Council and Mayor defeated the recall efforts on November 17, 2009.
|Orville Nelson recall|
|Clark Anderson recall|
|Elaine Armstrong recall|
|Tim Crockett recall|
|Mack Eubanks recall|
|Rod Schilling recall|
|Chrysta Swift recall|
Reason for recall
According to Gould's filed petition, the five councilors do not work well together with the remaining council and the only thing they have "accomplished is tear the city down through disinformation and disrupting the functions of city employees."
Walker's filed petition, which targeted Mayor Nelso and Councilor Crockett, alleged that the mayor had abused his power and was unable to run an open and honest government. Additionally, Walker alleged that Crockett was not able to work with the newly elected council and had, in the past, been found guilty of a government ethics violation. According to the Oregon Government Ethics Commission Crockett did violate an ethics rule in 2008 and received a fine.
A special election was estimated to cost $4,000. However, had the completed petitions not been filed on the same day then two special elections would have been held, costing the city $8,000.