Monday, August 2, 2010

Detroit Free Press-Petition to Recall Mayor Dave Bing Approved

photo courtesy of Detroit Free Prees
(story reported in the Free Press by Cecil Angel)

The Wayne County Election Commission approved on Friday language for a recall petition to remove Detroit Mayor Dave Bing from office.

But commissioners did not approve petitions submitted against City Council President Charles Pugh and Councilwoman Saunteel Jenkins.

Cheryl Guines, who filed the petition against Bing on July 16, said in her filing that she was acting because "Mayor Dave Bing reduced public bus service , thus creating problems for city residents getting to work, doctor appointments and students getting to and from school."

On Friday, Guines said, "I'm pleased, and now it's up to the people."

Theo Broughton, cofounder of Hood Research, a Detroit neighborhood-improvement organization and think tank, said the group Community for Equal Funding for Our Schools was behind the recall. She said the group has six months to gather about 57,000 signatures to put the recall question on the ballot.

(click here to read the entire story in the Detroit Free Press)


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