Troy Mayor Recall Group Has 97 Percent of Required Signatures
The group has until the end of next week to collect the remaining signatures in order to trigger a recall election in November.
During Monday evening's Troy City Council meeting, Recall Janice Daniels founder Matt Binkowski stood up during public comment to provide an update on the group's effort to recall embattled Troy Mayor Janice Daniels.
“We have now received more signatures than voted for you in November," Binkowski said during the meeting.
In an email to Patch Monday evening, Binkowski confirmed the group has collected 7,760 – or 97 percent – of the 7,985 signatures needed to trigger a recall election in November.
The group has until June 15 to collect the remaining 225 signatures.
Daniels first came under fire in December for her anti-gay Facebook comment and has remained the center of controversy after voting against the Troy Transit Center (a scaled-down version was later approved), telling the Troy High School Gay-Straight Alliance she would bring in an expert to tell them the homosexual lifestyle is "dangerous" and writing a lengthy position paper some viewed as personally attacking city employees and council members.
For comprehensive coverage of the recall effort, visit the Troy Mayor Janice Daniels topic page.