North Slope officials have called for a special election to recall Mayor Charlotte Brower after residents successfully gathered enough signatures on a petition.
KTVA-TV reports the announcement was made Tuesday at a North Slope Borough Assembly meeting.
The effort to recall Brower began after allegations that she misused borough funds. She has been accused of using public money to send her grandchildren to a basketball camp in California and to purchase cakes for her daughter.
Petitioners starting gathering signatures in November and have collected more than the 492 signatures needed for the recall.
According to the borough clerk’s office, the special election will be held April 5.
Bower said in a statement that she is looking forward to discussions with the community on the important issues facing the borough.