Riley Township recall, Michigan, 2010
The official language is a recall "for the irresponsible use of Riley Township funds in regards to attorney fees incurred, resulting in reduced services for the Fiscal Year 2009/2010."
Reasons for the recall
According to reports, the three township board members are facing a recall because of the amount of town funds spent on lawyer fees. The board spent approximately $70,000 in lawyer fees, according to township supervisor David Rushing, in a legal dispute against an adult book store. The case ended in May 2009.
Path to the ballot
According to officials in order to force a recall election, supporters were required to collect and submit a minimum of 356 (or 25% of township voters who cast a ballot in the 2008 Michigan Gubernatorial election) valid signatures within 90 days of collecting the first signature.
- Times Herald,"Recalls to be on ballot in Riley," December 4, 2009
- Times Herald,"Township recall moves forward," December 10, 2009
- Armada Times,"Two Riley board members face recall possibility," September 30, 2009