Unalaska mayoral recall petition delivered to city hall

A group of Unalaskans is trying to recall Mayor Frank Kelty. To force a recall election, they must collect 168 signatures. (Photo by Berett Wilber/KUCB)

The Unalaska City Clerks department is checking signatures on a petition to recall Mayor Frank Kelty.

The petition, which charges Kelty with “attempting to sole-source land use agreements for the Unalaska Marine Center positions 5-7,” was submitted to the office Friday.

City Clerk Marjie Veeder said the office is in the process of making sure at least 168 of the signees are registered voters in Unalaska. They have until Dec. 26 to make that determination.

If there are enough valid signatures, Veeder will schedule a recall election within 75 days of the verification. She says a simple majority would be enough to recall the mayor.

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Zoe Sobel is a reporter with Alaska's Energy Desk based in Unalaska. As a high schooler in Portland, Maine, Zoë Sobel got her first taste of public radio at NPR’s easternmost station. From there, she moved to Boston where she studied at Wellesley College and worked at WBUR, covering sports for Only A Game and the trial of convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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