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 , 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.

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Daniels first came under fire in December for her  and has remained the center of controversy after  (a  was later approved), telling the  Gay-Straight Alliance she would bring in an expert to tell them  and writing a lengthy position paper some viewed as .

For comprehensive coverage of the recall effort, visit the Troy Mayor Janice Daniels topic page.

Ed Lambert June 09, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Inner Voice and Daffy, perhaps your observations also apply to people who jabber on social media, eh? What about the great bruhaha launched by those in this town who felt they had to be the proxy insulted ones and then use that as their excuse to launch a recall. Any justification of all that can only be interpreted as some folks believing in the "protected species" nonsense propagated these 4 decades by one political party in particular. If nothing else, the recent exchanges have, perhaps, helped some people understand the derivation of words and then knowingly choose whether they want to continue to use them. Now, again: Why the huffin' 'n' puffin' about a word that is proudly displayed on numerous gay and "academic" websites, not to mention popular tv series now in syndication? I just provided one more opportunity for "the offended" to dance.
Inner Voice June 09, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Ed: Yes, there has been a lot of upside down thinking going on in this city on all sides. This is because most people really don't understand how they create their own experiences and so they think other people are the problem. This is unfortunate and it is the root of all perceived problems. In reality there are no problems, everything has been created perfectly. In all cases when someone is offended, they have offended themselves. This is also true in the case of the Mayor's comment on facebook that I believe you are referring to. So I agree with you on that point, but I believe that your further assumption that this comment was used to launch the recall is faulty and incomplete. Yes, many people upset themselves over that episode and many people called for her resignation. I think we can agree on that but I do not believe that the recall effort is based on her facebook post. It is infinitely more complicated than that and you can read about it on the www.RecallJaniceDaniels.com website.
Inner Voice June 09, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Ed: What do you mean by this sentence? "Any justification of all that [the great bruhaha] can only be interpreted as some folks believing in the "protected species" nonsense propagated these 4 decades by one political party in particular." I'm not familiar with the "protected species" nonsense. What are you referring to?
Daffy Noodnicks June 09, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Ed Lambert: Because, as you said, context gives words their meaning. It is clear what the Mayor intended. I thought you had learned something. Alas, it appears I was wrong. I withdraw my previous statement.
Cathy Fucinari June 10, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Ed Lambert. Your continued refusal to acknowledge that your accusation that I used pornographic language when I DID NOT absolutely astounds me. However, it does demonstrate graphically why you cannot acknowledge when you are wrong about other matters of fact. You have besmirched my character. I repeat. I did not, nor do I ever use slurs or pornographic language. This is the last time I will request a retraction. I will pursue this will the Troy Patch. I am sure they do not want their site used for slanderous posts by people who make untrue posts.


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