By Roger Pugh and Matt Montgomery
A recall petition was filed Tuesday morning with the Piedmont City Clerk to recall Ward Two City Councilman Vernon Woods.
The petition asks that Woods, who is in his second term as Ward 2 councilman, be recalled from his office and a successor be elected to fill his seat. The document maintains that Woods “has demonstrated an unwillingness to listen to his electors.”
“In this way, Councilman Woods does not accurately represent the opinions of the electors of his Ward,” the petition states.
To begin the recall process, the City Charter requires at least 25 registered voters in Ward 2 to sign the petition.
The petition submitted Tuesday contained 42 signatures. However, five signatures were crossed through.
City Clerk Jennifer Smith now has five days to validate the signatures and officially notify Woods of the petition. Woods will then have 10 days to respond. Read more →