Man Asks for Petitions to Recall Omaha Mayor

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

An effort has begun to remove Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle from office.

Anthony FastHorse filed paperwork Wednesday with the Douglas County election commissioner requesting petitions. FastHorse would need almost 27,000 signatures from registered Omaha voters to force a recall election.

The unemployed 36-year-old says he's frustrated by Suttle's proposals for addressing the city's $33.5 million budget shortfall projected for next year. Suttle on Tuesday asked for a 4 percent tax on restaurant and bar bills and a 9 percent property-tax increase.

If FastHorse gets enough signatures, Suttle could choose to resign. If Suttle fights the recall, a special election would be held, with a simple majority deciding whether Suttle stays or goes.

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