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Petitions for Flint mayor recall submitted to county clerk

Arthur Woodson, organizer behind the recall effort of Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, submitted petitions Friday to Genesee County Clerk John Gleason. (Photo: WEYI/WSMH)

FLINT, Mich. - Recall petitions against Mayor Karen Weaver have been submitted to the Genesee County Clerk.

Petition organizer Arthur Woodson says he and his team collected 89 hundred signatures in 2 months.

They'll need 5,750 valid signatures for the recall to go on the ballot.

Woodson says he takes no pleasure in doing this.

"She’s not working for the people like she said she was she advocated for us not to pay water she started off with just pay the store portion then she said just pay 10% of the past due and what’s due now, next thing you know you get a shut off notice, it’s a compilation of all kinds of things outside of Rizzo."

The mayor's spokeswoman says mayor weaver wishes to say only that she will continue to do the job she was elected to do,” said Woodson.

Other legal questions should be referred to her attorney Kendall Williams.

Williams says it would take months to validate the signatures and for appeals.

He doubts it could be done in time to place a special election on the November ballot.

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