The Detroit News reported today that the Recall Janice Daniels Campaign has succeeded in getting a sufficient number of signatures on the petition to move the recall ahead. What's most interesting about the article to me is the explanation of how very rare it is for a recall initiative like this to succeed. Troy owes great thanks to the organizers of the recall and the volunteers who made it happen. I got a small number of the signatures and can report firsthand that it was NOT difficult to get the signatures. As I have written here before, the most frequent comments I received when I asked people who signed the petition were:
1. She's an embarrassment to Troy, 2. She's crazy, and 3. I voted for her and I'm ashamed to admit it, but we need her out.
By the way, a failed recall was mounted against previous Mayor Schilling because she voted AGAINST allowing a Christians-only day of prayer event to take place at city hall. She and others who voted with her, including David Eisenbacher, felt that the city should not choose one religion at the expense of others. The recall never got off the ground.
Here are excerpts from today's article.
July 5, 2012
Troy recall signatures confirmed Mayor Daniels could challenge effort against her that will appear on Nov. 6 election ballot