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Socorro Council: First Vote to Recall Mayor, Councilman Passes


POSTED: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 7:35pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 2:53pm

SOCORRO - By unanimous vote, the Socorro City council has passed an ordinance calling for an election to recall Mayor Willie Gandara and Councilman Luis Varela.

In a special City Council meeting held Tuesday night, the vote passed 4-0 in favor of putting their recall to the vote.

These efforts come after deputies say they busted Luis Varela, 40, in a drug sting last week.

Mayor Gandara has also been indicted in the public corruption probe for alleged fraud while serving on the Socorro Independent School District Board.

The people of Socorro will get their chance to have their voices heard though.

Wednesday, December 1, the council will take public input, then will have to vote again to put the measure on the ballot. The soonest constituents could vote would be 45 days after that vote, which would be Saturday, Jan. 15.

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The citizens of Socorro should boot that clown of a Mayor as well as the other Bozo!! Those guys are doing nothing for the betterment of their community!!

i do believe all the city council members should just step down and let the people of Socorro a new year, by voting on a city council that will help them out. the city council they have right now is a shame to the people of Socorro. i do believe they need to vote again, for the good of Socorro, and not for their friends. the council right now is just sitting back and watching the cartoons in their meetings, and that is including all the members. i would really like to know their education level

Happy those who do not follow the counsel of the wicked, Nor go the way of sinners, nor sit in company with scoffers.
Rather, the law of the Lord is their joy;
God's law they study day and night.
They are like a tree planted near streams of water, that yields its fruit in season;
Its leaves never wither;
whatever they do prospers.
But not the wicked! They are like chaff driven by the wind.
psalm 1

Hmmm, the Socorro City Council is like a pair of scuffed, boots that you never wear because they embarrass you in public, and you know you have to get rid of. You guys are soooo unprofessional and unpolished. When you're finally voted out (Mayor Gandara and your drug dealer councilman, Varela) I feel that it will be like taking a laxative and feeling much, much better.

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