Mayor Condon's recall hearing pushed to Tuesday

(9/9/16)

SPOKANE, Wash. --- Spokane Mayor David Condon will have a different judge overseeing his first recall hearing next week.

The hearing was pushed from Monday to Sept. 13 at 1:30 p.m. at the Spokane County Superior Court. The hearing was started after David Green filed a recall petition to the office of the Spokane County Prosecutor.

Green must show that the petition for recall is sufficient both legally and factually for the judge to approve the recall process to move to the signature���gathering stage.

The recall group said this is the third in the seven-step process to recall Condon. The group trying to recall the Mayor has set up a website with all the information related to the recall process . It also includes the original 503-page petition. 

The recall process started after an independent investigation said that Condon withheld potentially-damaging information to the public until after his reelection campaign in November 2015. The information was regarding an investigation into the resignation of former Spokane police chief Frank Straub. 

Condon filed for the change in judges, and argued that a “fair and impartial hearing in this case cannot be had before Judge T.W. Small.” Court documents do not specify the reasoning behind the change, nor did they specify who would be overseeing the hearing.

KREM


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