GAB orders Clintonville City Council to order recall election
The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) issued an order to the Clintonville City Council that it promptly convene to call the recall election involving Alderperson Greg Rose.
The Clintonville Tribune-Gazette obtained a copy of the order from the GAB. It was dated Oct. 1.
In the introduction of the order, the GAB stated “the City of Clintonville Common Council has failed to order a recall election of Fourth District Alderperson Greg Rose following the certification and filing of a sufficient recall petition.”
In its findings, the GAB said the Clintonville City Council didn’t dispute the validity of the recall petition, but it defeated a motion to order a recall election. It went on to state that the failure of the majority of the council to order the recall election is “contrary to Wisconsin’s election laws.”
It then stated that for the council to comply with Wis. Stat. 9.10(4)(d) the council “must promptly convene to order the recall election as a result of the petition filed against Alderperson Rose. Failure to do so would constitute willful neglect or refusal by an election official to perform a duty prescribed by Wisconsin election laws, in violation of Wis. Stat. 12.13(2)(a).”
When contacted by the Clintonville Tribune-Gazette, Clintonville City Attorney April Dunlavy confirmed that she received the order on Wednesday, Oct. 2.
When asked when the council would meet to vote on a date for the recall election, Dunlavy said she didn’t know. She said a meeting had to be set when there would be enough council members to make a quorum.
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