A petition to recall Mayor Tim Monceaux has failed, the Crowley Post-Signal is reporting.
The newspaper interviewed organizers of the petition, who acknowledged that the deadline had passed without the required number of signatures.
“Yes, the recall deadline passed. Unfortunately we were not successful, but were extremely close,” Kathryn
Holmes told the newspaper. “We are very thankful for everyone who did sign the recall and walk neighborhoods collecting signatures and we’re hopeful the next two years of having Tim Monceaux as mayor go by rather quickly.”
The mayor told the paper that he is “honored” that “the citizens of Crowley trust me to do my job as mayor."
He continued, “I will continue to work hard representing Crowley and overseeing the city-services provided to its citizens. I feel blessed every day and thank Almighty God for good health and His direction in my decisions for the betterment of the city."
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In Louisiana, to force a recall election, a petition must be signed by a certain percentage of registered voters within 180 days. If the required number of voters sign the petition, then an election is called and all voters cast ballots to decide if the official is recalled. If that happens, an election is held to replace the elected official.