Pastor Collecting Signatures To Oust Lawrence Mayor Lantigua

LAWRENCE (CBS) – A Lawrence pastor who’s organizing a recall petition against the mayor claims he has received seven threats since word got out that he’s seeking signatures for a recall.

Reverend Edwin Rodriguez says he’s not afraid and he believes removing Mayor William Lantigua out of office is the right thing to do for the people of the city.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports

Last year, the state voted to loan the city of Lawrence about $30 million to help it avoid bankruptcy. The pastor is demanding to know how that money was spent.

“We have an incompetent mayor who hasn’t come with a plan of how he’s going to solve the problems that we have,” says Rodriguez.

Rodriguez says more than 2,000 people have promised to sign the affidavit, but he won’t get the proper document from the city clerk’s office until later this week.

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