Question: Should section be amended to strike the requirement on the Clerk to submit a certified recall petition “at once” and instead provide that the Clerk shall submit the certificate at the next regular meeting of the Council but “if no regular meeting of the Council is to be held with ten days” the Council President shall call a special meeting of the Council within the 10 day period?

Proposed Language:

§ 18     Recall Election Ordered

If a recall petition, or amended petition, shall be certified by the Clerk to be sufficient the Clerk shall at once submit it to the Council with the Clerk’s certificate to that effect at its next regular meeting and shall notify the person whose removal is sought by the action; provided however, that if no regular meeting of the Council is to be held within ten days after the clerk certifies the sufficiency of the petition or amended petition, the President of Council shall call a special meeting of the Council to be held within the ten-day period, and the Clerk shall submit the petition to the Council. If the person whose removal is sought does not resign within five days after the receipt of the Clerk’s notice the Council shall thereupon order and fix a day for holding a recall election. The election shall be held not less than forty nor more than sixty days after the petition has been presented to the Council, at the same time as any other general or special election held within the period but, if no election be held within the period, the Council shall call a special election to be held within the time aforesaid.

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