on February 23, 2009 by Staff in Latest, Comments Off on Recall Attempt Fails

Recall Attempt Fails

The City of Golden is pleased to announce that petitioners seeking the recall of six City Council members failed to submit the necessary signatures.

Mayor Jacob Smith responded to the passing of the deadline by saying, “Our community rallied to an incredible extent against the threat of a recall. The City Council will continue its focus on open government and making sure the citizens of Golden have a voice, maintaining the City’s financial health, and protecting our quality of life.”

“I am glad the citizens of Golden recognize that recall petitions are intended for serious breaches of the public’s trust,” said City Manager Mike Bestor, “not for petty disagreements about city-policy decisions.”

The recall petitions were approved by the City Clerk’s office on Dec. 24, 2008. The petitions sought to recall Mayor Jacob Smith and City Council members Bill Fisher, Marjorie Sloan, Karen Oxman, Joe Behm and Diane Chesbro.

Petitioners had until 5 p.m. on Feb. 23 to submit the necessary signatures to force a recall election.

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