Oakridge council, mayor facing recall

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A campaign to recall Oakridge’s mayor and four of its city council members has hit a snag.

But proponents of the effort say the campaign should be up and running again soon.

The recall effort was prompted byunexplained $420,000 shortfall in the city’s budget.

Recall proponents say they had no problem gathering signatures they needed.

But they were unable to officially file their petitions directly with the Lane County Elections Division on Friday. State law requires them to go through the Oakridge City Recorder’s office first.

The Register-Guard says the financial crisis has forced the city to lay off more than a quarter of its work force.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, http://www.registerguard.com