I sent this to people that were promoting the recall effort after talking to them for over an hour.
I discussed the Chuck Eddy recall, they had never heard of Chuck Eddy. I also said I think there was an attempt to recall Sharon Sanders-Brooks. I also said trying to get signatures that will be acceptable to the Kansas City Election Board will be challenging. Then getting it on the ballot will be the next hurdle, just ask Clay Chastin.
If they get it on the ballot and have the election and win recall of one or two city council persons by that time the city council will choose the replacement city councilpersons.
I tried to encourage them to organize for 2023 and run a complete city wide slate and Mayor. Remember the Citizens Association? I suggested something the like Public Safety Association.
I don’t think they have ever read the City Charter
I discussed this with someone from the 5th district and they remembered the name of the councilperson that resigned.
On January 2, 2015 5th district city councilperson Michael Brooks resigned. On January 23,2015 the city council voted to appoint Cokethea Hill to fill the remainder of his term until August 2015.
The city will never put the vote on the ballot before 30 months.
This is on page 11 of the city charter
Sec. 208. Vacancy. (a) First thirty months. Any vacancy in the office of a member of the Council, including the office of Mayor, occurring before the beginning of the thirty-first month of a term shall be filled by a special election to be called by the Council. Nominations and the election shall be as provided in this Charter, except that there shall not be a primary election and a candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast shall be declared elected for the balance of the term. If no candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, then the Council shall call a special runoff election of the two candidates who receive the highest number of votes in the special election. (b) Final eighteen months. (1) Mayor. Any vacancy in the office of Mayor occurring after the end of the thirtieth month of a term shall be filled for the unexpired term by the Mayor pro tem.
Kevin McManus is current mayor pro tem.
Please pass it on.