District 2 resident Gordon Harris submitted signatures to remove Councilman Floyd Price to the city secretary on Monday, but the city says affidavits required with the petition were not filed.
City representatives cited this passage from the city charter in a press release on Monday afternoon:
City of Lubbock Charter, Chapter 1, Article 4, Section II – "Officers Subject to Recall" states that to each petition "there shall be attached an affidavit, of the circulator thereof, stating the number of signers to such part of the petition and that each signature to the same is genuine, was made in his presence, and is that of the person whose name it purports to be."
Harris filed the petition because he thinks his community needs better representation at city hall.
"We do not have anything in our community, as far as any progress, anything. We've got one gas station over there, and half of it blew down when the winds came through. There is nothing there, no restaurants, no jobs, nothing," Harris said.
This is the second recall petition turned in against a city councilman this year.
Earlier this year, a recall petition was filed against District 1 Councilman Victor Hernandez.
Organizers say Hernandez violated the city charter and abused the power of his office when voting to dismiss complaints against him.
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