Local Man Files Paperwork To Recall Mayor, Vice Mayor


A local man got the ball rolling Friday in a possible recall election, aimed at two of Colorado Springs city leaders.

11 News is told a local homeless advocate, 59-year-old Patrick Ayers, filed the recall paperwork with the City Clerk Friday. Ayers has made it publically known that he does not believe Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera and Vice Mayor Larry Small are fit to make the City of Colorado Springs financially stable.

Ayers announced he was going to file the recall after ballot issue 2C, which would have meant a property tax increase, was voted down on Election Day last week.

Once the city's signature sheets are given to Ayers, he will have 60 days to collect more than 14,300 signatures to force a recall election.

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  • by T on Nov 14, 2009 at 12:08 PM
    Where do I sign and can I help.
  • by OutragedCitizen Location: ColoradoSprings on Nov 14, 2009 at 08:55 AM
    Yes please get this moving. We need to recall both of these irresponsible greedy men. If you know how to do a search in the county tax records, you will find that both of these men own million dollar homes. Really---where did their money come from? Considering I have the same education from the same University that Rivera attended and the same military experience he does---yet I can't find a decent job here in Colorado Springs? Folks it is a publicly known fact that employers here pay 25 to 30% less than the national average and yet these two lame brain politicians are giving $29 million dollars to USOC rather than trying to bring attractive and well paying jobs here. Please let me know when and where and I will sign.
  • by readytosign Location: woodmen on Nov 14, 2009 at 08:38 AM
    Where do we sign, I am ready!!!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 14, 2009 at 07:59 AM
    The mayors dealings with the USOC raise my spidey senses. Something aint right, and it seems no one wants to say so.
  • by mr x Location: spgs on Nov 14, 2009 at 07:45 AM
    please tell me where do i go to sign. Let's get this jerk out of office NOW!
  • by Tony Location: 80905 on Nov 14, 2009 at 06:04 AM
    may I sign twice?
  • by angel Location: co.springs on Nov 14, 2009 at 03:19 AM
    yes, where and when to sign.we totally agree lets get someone who knows how to budget and not keep increasing and making up titles to pay for their raises.
  • by Holly on Nov 13, 2009 at 11:09 PM
    I would ponder signing it if we had someone to replace him, waiting in the wings. Who was a viable candidate against Rivera in the last election? In my (perhaps faulty) memory, no one. We as a city can't complain about our leadership if no one is willing to step up and make the changes that are necessary. On the other hand, however, how many of us have the money to run a campaign for a mayoral race anyway? What a conundrum. Anyone know a good candidate for Mayor? Preferably one with an excellent business background? Let's find a good candidate, then get our Mayor out of office. Until then, we'll have the same old problem, but with new faces.
  • by Frank Location: Colorado Springs on Nov 13, 2009 at 08:08 PM
    Where do I sigh?
  • by jim Location: c/s on Nov 13, 2009 at 05:32 PM
    what does a recall mean? to revote on 2c or to remove the mayor / asst. from office? I dont know much about politics
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