Gonzales residents initiate recall effort against 2 councilmen

Published: Apr. 24, 2014 at 1:29 PM CDT
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GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - A couple of councilmen in Gonzales are the subject of a recall effort.

Councilmen Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel are the targets.

Chuck Leblanc and Wandetta Reynard are pushing the recall. They have contacted the Louisiana Secretary of State about it.

Leblanc said a recent zoning mishap is part of the reason. He added the two city leaders repeatedly block chances for Gonzales to grow.

"Without big business and people working at big business, they're not going to spend money in this city and we have to grow," Leblanc said. "We just want y'all's help, we need y'all's help desperately to get this done."

They'll need to get signatures from a third of the voters in Gonzales, which is a little more than 2,000 people, and they have 180 days to do it.

Attempts were made to get comments from the two councilmen, but they have not yet responded.

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