And during a news conference touting the city’s new snow removal plan, the Mayor made it clear today (see video below) he’s going to let others do the anti-recall talking for him.
Asked by Nebraska Watchdog how much of a distraction the recall is Suttle said the question, “Is for another day.”
Meanwhile Omaha philanthropist Dick Holland, a Democrat like Suttle (the Holland Performing Arts Center carries his name) is putting together “The Committee to Keep Omaha Moving Forward.”
Holland’s effort comes as GOP State Senator Brad Ashford says he also opposes the recall. Instead of throwing the Mayor out of office Ashford is arguing instead for changes in state law, such as a provision that would allow Omaha voters alone to decide the amount of the city’s sales tax.
The Holland and Ashford moves appear separate from the Mayor’s own anti-recall effort. Suttle has rekindled his campaign Website to ask for contributions from those opposed to the recall.
Over the past several weeks the Mayor has had to issue three separate statements defending himself against a recall. Today he punted any recall questions, more than willing to let the Holland group speak for him. “There will be spokespersons for that, let them address those questions,” Suttle told Nebraska Watchdog.
The Mayor Suttle Recall Committee is expected to launch its 30 day petition drive October 21. The recallers need the signatures of nearly 27,000 registered voters in the City of Omaha. If the recallers are successful Suttle can either resign or face a recall election that would most likely be held in mid-January.
Reported by Joe Jordan, firstname.lastname@example.org
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