Rally to push Mayor, Council recall effort Saturday
Take Back Tucson, a group dedicated to removing Mayor Bob Walkup and two City Council members from office, will begin collecting signatures this weekend on recall petitions.
Those wishing to help collect signatures to demand a special recall election in November can pick up petitions at 8 a.m. Saturday at Ramada 28 at Reid Park. Volunteers are invited back for a noon barbecue.
The group charges on its website that Walkup, a Republican, and councilwomen Regina Romero and Karin Uhlich, both Democrats, "have failed this city during their tenure. It is time to replace them with serious, competent leaders."
Local businessman Humberto Lopez is spearheading the recall efforts, saying that city government is harmful to business.
Walkup recently defended his record to KOLD.
He recently told Inside Tucson Business:
“These people fail to realize one simple truth. Businesses are not the enemy, they are engines of economic prosperity for the entire community. With no businesses, there are no jobs, no income, no quality of life. We can no longer wait for the leadership this city needs.”
Walkup defended his record to KOLD.
"I am very comfortable with my performance as Mayor of the city of Tucson. . . . I see a greatly improved city over the last ten years. We're in a bit of a valley but we're going to come out of this thing strong."