Efforts Underway To Recall Another Albion City Council Member
Once again, an Albion City Council Member is facing a Recall Petition.
The Calhoun County Clerk-Elections Office received Recall Petition Language from Albion City Precinct 5 registered voter Daniel Farmer desiring to recall Albion City Precinct 5 Council Member Jeanette Spicer.
The recall petition was submitted to the County Clerk’s Marshall Office on Friday, April 12, 2019. The officer, the sponsor and the city clerk were notified within 24 hours via email, phone, and/or by letter. In the petition, Daniel Farmer stated:
I am proposing the recall of Council Member Spicer on the grounds she is failing to fulfill her obligation to return correspondence requested by her constituents. I have left 3 messages over the last 40 days and she has not made an in-earnest effort to return calls to set a meeting to discuss my problems and concerns.
The Clarity/Factual Review Hearing will be held Thursday, April 25th, 10:30 a.m.,
at the Calhoun County Building, 315 W. Green Street, Marshall, MI 49068, Boardroom 3-C08 (the Board of Commissioner’s Chambers on the third floor). Probate Judge Jaconette recused himself from these proceedings; County Prosecutor David Gilbert is appointed to this vacancy for the hearing.
The purpose of the hearing is to determine whether each reason for the recall stated in the petition is factual and of sufficient clarity to enable the officer whose recall is sought and the electors to identify the course of conduct that is the basis for the recall. The hearing is NOT for the purpose of debating the merit of the allegations. The Commission does not have the authority to rule on the reasons for recall as only the clarity and factual nature of the recall language is subject to the Commission’s review.
Albion City Council Members are no stranger to recall petitions. In late February a recall petition was filed against Council member Sonya Brown.