Petitions to recall Big Spring Mayor Shannon Thomason were requested yesterday of the City of Big Spring. The resident making the request, Linda Burchett, stated in her letter to the City Secretary (not pictured) the reason for requesting the recall petition is dereliction of duty, threatening city personnel, and cussing at city personnel. She also stated that the mayor threatened her business permits in retaliation for a family member filing a lawsuit against the City.
The letter went on to say, “The Mayor [obstructed] council members on Dec. 16 and April 3rd the ability to seek legal advice on a legal matter with a proposed ordinance when new information was brought to the council in a meeting.
The Mayor personally rented the pavilion after he signed an emergency declaration closing all parks and pavilions and then allowed people to use it for a protest during the shut down.”
The petitioner has 30 calendar days to collect the signatures of 35% of the 2135 votes during the mayoral runoff election, which was held on June 8th of last year. Once the petition is certified, the mayor will have five days to resign. Should he not choose resignation, the city council shall order a recall election.