by Tony E. Rutherford, News Editor

Steven J. Davis, founder League of Principled Citizens and a former Republican candidate for Mayor, continues preparations for a recall petition naming Steve Williams.

Davis said, "We must have a leader who will secure our city and place a greater emphasis on fiscal responsibility."

 No locations for signing the petition have been announced.

The recall can occur under the City Charter or the WV Constitution, added League member Tom McCallister.

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Scott Caserta has previously stated from discussions:


Mayor Steve Williams has increased Huntington's Fees & Taxes to historical levels. Then he spent it like a child in a candy store.

57% Increase in Sewer Rates, $2.00 a week increase in User Fee, Almost $2,000,000 raided from the Landfill Closure account, $2.50 a month from Trash Fee now goes into "General Fund", $7.15 Storm Water Fee, and lastly, the new "RAIN TAX on your property is headed your way." This is a fee based on the square feet of "impervious area" on your property (roof, driveway, sidewalks,etc).

After laying of 24 city employees (including Police & Fire), Mayor Williams will feverishly look for inventive new taxes/fees!!

Once again, I reiterate:

Mayor Steve Williams is a deceitful and manipulative. "Actor" and Huntington needs to remove his "stage".

Huntington residents who are "Registered Voters" need to sign the Petition to "Recall Mayor Steve Williams," Caserta said.

McCallister indicated more meetings will take place. A charter change to recall the mayor and council is still on the table, he said.

For the petition to force a special election, at least 10% of registered municipal voters must sign and be verified.

Reason(s) for the recall do not necessarily have to be stated.

The special election for the 'recall' would put another several hundred thousand dollar gap in the city's budget.