Brookings residents in favor of recalling Mayor, two city councilors

BROOKINGS, Ore. – Leadership in the city of Brookings will look different after Tuesday night’s Special Election.

Well over 60% of Brookings residents are in favor of recalling its mayor and two city councilors.

All three leaders are losing in the recall effort.

Mayor Ron Hedenscog is losing with 70% voting yes to recall him.

For councilor Ed Shreiber, 68% are voting yes to the recall.

And finally, Councilor Michelle Morosky has 69% voting to oust her from office.

The three were targeted for their support of the city manager.

In January, the council decided to retain Janelle Howard in the role, after she was charged with a misdemeanor for theft.

The DA reduced her charge to a violation, after she pled ‘no contest’.

The mayor told NBC5 Howard’s track record as a finance manager is spotless and others in leadership positions with the city have been impressed by her managerial abilities.

NBC5 called city hall to find out what the next steps are for the city.

No one was available for an interview.

According to Brookings city code, the mayor and city councilors will have to be replaced within 60 days of when the recall election becomes official.

That will be later this month.

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