Barrentine recall petition sufficient to launch election

Proposal for balloting will go before Englewood City Council on July 16

Posted 7/3/18

A petition to recall District 3 Englewood City Councilmember Laurett Barrentine has been deemed “valid and sufficient” by the city clerk's office, meaning enough signatures have been validated to …

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Barrentine recall petition sufficient to launch election

Proposal for balloting will go before Englewood City Council on July 16

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A petition to recall District 3 Englewood City Councilmember Laurett Barrentine has been deemed “valid and sufficient” by the city clerk's office, meaning enough signatures have been validated to move forward with a recall election.

The petition was filed July 3, the clerk's office said. The group of petitioners included former Mayors Jim Woodward and Randy Penn and two other residents of District 3.

The petition needed valid signatures totaling 25 percent of the number of registered voters who voted in the race for Barrentine's office in the previous municipal election, according to the Englewood Home Rule Charter. Nearly 1,500 voted for the District 3 position in 2015, the last time the seat saw an election, so the threshold for petition success was 366 signatures in the district. District 3 includes roughly the southeast and middle parts of Englewood.

The clerk's office will bring a proposed resolution to set an election date at the July 16 council meeting. It will be the first city council recall election in Englewood in more than 20 years, and just the third in city history, according to a city document.

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