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Mary Hinting At Another Recall Try?

In her latest newsletter, recall organizer Mary Souza sounds the same theme provided by Councilman Dan Gookin on Tuesday: "It's over." Although she and other recallers continue to scrutinize the signatures on recall petitions, Mary says, "Let's hope the four officials we tried to recall will get the message; let's hope they change their ways. And if they don't? ... we have a data tase of 4100 valid, certified people and about 300 more who just need updated registration cards." Then Mary hints darkly that another recall could be in order this fall: "The law says there must be a 90 day waiting period before any further action can be started.  That’s late September.  Let’s keep watching them and stay tuned." Mary Souza's latest newsletter here.

DFO: Mary & the Recallers would have to wait until mid-September to launch a second recall drive. Which would take 75 days again, taking us through November. At that point, if the petition drive was successful, City Clerk Susan Weathers could set one of the next four election dates for the recall election, including the day of the municipal election the following November. Which would make the whole exercise in divisiveness moot.

Question: Could Mary Souza possibly be hinting at another recall petition drive this year?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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