Organinzers abandon effort to recall Bellevue councilman
BELLEVUE, Neb. (AP) — Organizers are abandoning an effort to recall Bellevue City Councilman Pat Shannon.
The Omaha World-Herald reports the effort was dropped after it became clear organizers wouldn’t get the needed 6,600 signatures by the Nov. 14 deadline.
The recall effort was begun after a bevy of issues involving Shannon. He was found not guilty earlier this year of violating electrical license requirements for a building he owns. Later, the City Council voted to condemn and tear down an eyesore carwash he owns.
He was fined $16,000 for 2004 campaign violations in his failed bid for the Nebraska Legislature, but refused for years to pay it.
The Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission finally collected it last month when it took the money from an estate set to be paid to Shannon.
Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com