In the Merrimack Valley: Signatures to Trigger Lantigua Recall Effort

Essex Dam on the Merrimack River in Lawrence Massachusetts

The mayoral term of William Lantigua could be “water over the dam” if the petition for his recall is successful. The Eagle-Tribune is reporting that the citizen group collecting signatures to recall Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua is ready to start the clock ticking.

A group known as “It’s Your Right – Es tu Derocho” says it is ready to submit the necessary 100 signatures to the city to begin a recall effort of Mayor William Lantigua.

Organizers Wayne Hayes and the Rev. Edwin Rodriguez announced they will be submit an affidavit with more than the 100 signatures required by the city’s charter to the City Clerk tomorrow at 2 p.m.

According to a press release, the reasons cited for the recall are the mayor’s “reckless disregard for law enforcement,” failing to “carry out his duties as chief executive officer,” his failure to hire a finance director for the city, and the ongoing multi-jurisdictional investigation into criminal allegations against Lantigua.

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3 Responses to In the Merrimack Valley: Signatures to Trigger Lantigua Recall Effort

  1. Right In Lowell says:

    I remember Wayne Hayes as one of the founding members of the original Belvidere Neighborhood Association. He was great to work with and did so much to make our neighborhood a better place.
    It brings back memories of a group of us standing in the rain and snow on Stackpole St. as a deterrent to drugs and crime. I like to think we made a difference!
    Go For It Wayne!!!

  2. Joan H says:

    A few weeks ago I was waiting for my husband to get out of a medical appointment and overheard 2 women sitting next to me discussing hizzoner Lantigue. My Spanish is a wee but rusty – but I definteley understood that they voted r for him but will never do so again. Seems one of them had a relative who was laid off and that they have been robbed twice. Apparently the crime rate is way up in Lawrence and smooth taling Willy is losing a lot of support among his own people.