Resident seeks recall of city council
CLAWSON -- While city officials make another stab at securing funding for road rehabilitation, a bond opponent has filed petitions with the county to recall the entire city council.
"Paul Garfield filed the request," said City Attorney Jon Kingsepp at Wednesday night's special city council approving new ballot language for a road bond proposal Aug. 8. "He is seeking the recall of all five council members."
Garfield, who heads clawsontaxpayer.com, earlier this week submitted to the Oakland County Election Commission petition language requesting the recall of council members. He said he did this on behalf of clawsontaxpayers.com
This was due to the previous millage/bond proposal in Clawson. Paul Garfield and Clawson Tax Payer defeated a millage last May. In response, the City Council there is trying again after losing last time. That is the reason for the recall effort.
The city participated in a lot of misinformation ... .," said Garfield by telephone Wednesday night. "We felt this would be a way to clarify their misinformation they used toward the voters. Before the election took place, we said if we defeated (the bond proposal), that should stand. If it didn't stand and they weren't going to listen to the opinion of the taxpayers, we would have to do a recall. It's our money."
I encourage everyone to visit Clawson Tax Payer. Paul Garfield is a good guy and always has his facts in order. Chances are, Clawson's repeat requests after a loss has happened before in your community (Howell Schools headlee override in 03). If it hasn't, it's bound to at some point.