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The electors shall have the power to remove from office by a recall election any elected officer of the City. If an elected officer shall have served for six months of his term, a declaration of intent to petition for the removal shall be filed with the Clerk of Council, who shall note thereon the name and address of the person filing the petition and the date of such filing. Once the declaration is filed demanding his/her removal, it may be circulated. The petition may be circulated in separate parts, but the separate parts shall be bound together and filed as one instrument. Such petition shall be circulated by a registered elector of the City of Euclid. Each part shall contain the name and office of the person whose removal is sought and a statement in not more than two hundred words of the grounds for the removal. Such petition shall be signed by at least that number of electors which equal twenty-five percent (25%) of the electors voting at the last preceding general election. Said petitions shall be filed no later than forty-five days from the date of initial filing of the declaration of intent with the Clerk of Council. Within ten days after the day on which such petition shall have been filed, the Clerk shall determine whether or not it meets the requirements hereof. If the Clerk shall find the petition insufficient, he shall promptly certify the particulars in which the petition is defective, deliver a copy of his certificate to the person who filed the petition with him, and make a record of such delivery. Such person shall be allowed a period of twenty days after the day on which such delivery was made in which to make the petition sufficient. If the Clerk shall find the petition sufficient, he shall promptly so certify to the Council, shall deliver a copy of such certificate to the officer whose removal is sought, and shall make a record of such delivery. If such officer shall not resign within five days after the day on which such delivery shall have been made, the Council shall thereupon fix a day for holding a recall election, not less than sixty nor more than seventy-five days after the date of such delivery. At such recall election this question shall be placed on the ballot: “Shall (Officer’s name) be allowed to continue as (name of office)?”, with provision on the ballot for voting affirmatively or negatively on such question. If a majority of the votes cast at such election shall be voted affirmatively, such officer shall remain in office. If a majority of the votes cast shall be voted negatively, such officer shall be considered as removed, his office shall be deemed vacant, and such vacancy shall be filled as provided in this Charter. The officer removed by such recall election shall not be eligible for reappointment to the vacancy created thereby.
(Amended November 6, 1979; May 4, 2010.)