Group files recall against Mammoth mayor, council members

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Mayor Alvaro Barcelo

A group of Mammoth citizens calling themselves “People for a Better Tomorrow” have filed recall petitions seeking the removal from office of Mayor Alvaro Barcelo, Council Member Juan Barcelo, and Council Member Rogina Medina. The recall petitions were delivered Friday to Town Manager Patsy Large. By law she has 10 days to verify the information on the petition, and if it is in order, transfer the petition pages to voter registration. The group filing the petition was told they needed 82 signatures. They have submitted over 100 signatures on each recall petition.

The grounds demanding the recall of Mayor Alvaro Barcelo as listed on the recall petition application follows:

The mayor has violated many open meeting laws, by allowing violations of A.R.S. 38-431.02 4B, C and D to take place during council meetings. There have been many complaints registered with the town manager that he refuses to bring to the council’s attention. The mayor has discriminated against citizens based on race, age, and family affiliation. Mayor Barcelo has stood by doing nothing while A.R.S. 38-421 and A.R.S. 38-503 have been violated. Mayor Barcelo took part in using intimidation practices to try and silence a resident of the town, whose opinions did not match that of the councilman and mayor. By showing a disregard for the Town of Mammoth and its people he has brought shame to us and we hereby request his removal from office.

The basis of the recall demands for Council Members Juan Barcelo and Rogina Medina follow:

Councilman Barcelo has violated many open meeting laws, by allowing violations of A.R.S. 38-431.02 4B, C and D to take place during council meetings. The councilman stood by while the mayor has discriminated against citizens based on race, age, and family affiliation. Councilman Barcelo took part in using intimidation practices to try and silence a resident of the town, whose opinions did not match that of councilman and Mayor Barcelo. By showing a disregard for the Town of Mammoth and its people he has brought shame to us and we hereby request his removal from office.

Council Member Medina has violated many open meeting laws, by allowing violations of A.R.S. 38-431.02 4B, C, and D to take place during council meetings. The council member stood by and took part in the discrimination of citizens based on race, age and family affiliation. Council member Medina has stood by doing nothing while A.R.S. 38-421 was violated. Then violated A.R.S. 38-503 herself. By showing a disregard for the Town of Mammoth and its people she has brought shame to us and we hereby request her removal from office.

Should the recall petition be found valid, it will still be some time until an election date is set. Voter registration has 60 days to verify the signatures. After that process is completed, if the officer that is being recalled does not resign within five days, an order for an election will be issued within 15 days. The election will be held on the next following consolidated election date pursuant to A.R.S. 16-204 that is 90 days or more after the order calling the election.

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