Take Back Toledo responds to Finkbeiner challengeWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawyers for the mayoral recall group Take Back Toledo are preparing to file a May 27 response to challenges filed with the Lucas County Board of Elections by Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner. A hearing is scheduled at the BOE May 29.
Take Back Toledo is asking the BOE to “deny Mayor Finkbeiner’s request to reverse the Clerk of Council’s decision to certify the ‘Take Back Toledo’ recall petition based on three arguments:
- “The ‘Take Back Toledo’ recall petition is governed by the Toledo Charter, and parallel provisions contained in the Ohio Revised Code are therefore inapplicable;
- “The ‘Take Back Toledo’ recall petition meets all applicable requirements set forth in the Toledo Charter;
- “Take Back Toledo has gathered a number of valid signatures more than sufficient to place the recall issue on the September 15, 2009 ballot.”
A draft of the filing can be read here.