Voters in Cibolo will decide the fate of the entire City Council in November, after the council voted 6-1 late Thursday to put the recall vote for four council members on the ballot.
Critics of council members Ron Peddle, Nancy Hale, Larry Carlton and Steve Liparoto secured the necessary 150 signatures on recall petitions to force the vote on Nov. 5. Originally, the four weren’t up for reelection until 2014.
The other three council district seats already were up for reelection, and the mayor’s position is available because Mayor Jennifer Harkin can’t run again due to term limits.
Andre Larkins submitted the recall petitions because he believes the council members haven’t done enough to stop Walmart’s plans to build a 182,000 square-foot store on a 22-acre site between Borgfeld Road, Cibolo Valley Drive and North Main Street.
Council members have said they don’t like the site Walmart has chosen but had to approve a plat of the land for the proposed site because all requirements had been met for approval.
More background here.