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(a) The recall petition mentioned above must be addressed to the City Council of the City of Freeport, must distinctly and specifically point out the ground, or grounds, upon which such petition for removal is predicated, and, if there be more than one ground, such as for incompetency, misconduct or malfeasance in office, shall specifically state each ground with such certainty as to give the officer sought to be removed, notice of the matters and things with which he is charged. The signature shall be verified by oath in the following form:
STATE OF TEXAS)
COUNTY OF BRAZORIA)
I, , being first duly sworn, on oath depose and say that I am one of the signers of the above petition; and that the statements made therein are true, and that each signature appearing thereto was made in my presence on the day and date it purports to have been made, and I solemnly swear that the same is the genuine signature of the person whose name it purports to be.
Sworn and subscribed to before me this day of 19 ,
Notary Public in and for Brazoria County, Texas
(b) Should it be proved to the satisfaction of the City Council that the affidavit above stated is false, then in such event, it shall be the duty of the City Secretary to cause criminal charges to be filed against the affiant therein.