TUCSON, Ariz. - An effort to recall Douglas Mayor Robert Uribe has advanced.
According to Douglas City Clerk Brenda Aguilar, certified petitions about the recall were ready to be picked up at the Cochise County Recorder's Office.
“The certified petition signatures are sufficient for the recall election of Mayor Robert Uribe and will be formally filed on or before the deadline of Friday, April 5, 2019, in compliance with Arizona State Statutes,” Aguilar said in a statement. “Our top priority is to continue to ensure the integrity of elections and to encourage community involvement in the democratic process.”
Residents asking for his removal cite concerns about city financial stability and Uribe's postings concerning "attacks" on social media pages. One of these fiscal concerns includes the departure of Jim Russel, Douglas's former city manager, and the city being thousands of dollars in debt.
A recall election could be held Aug. 27.