A petition to remove 2 women from the Oregon City School Board had not gotten the response the man who started it had hoped.
Michael Gavioli started the petition to remove Carol Ann Molnar and Diana Gadus from the board on May 31, and needs 1,429 Oregon residents to sign it in order to take the matter to a judge or jury trial. That is 15 percent of the number of people in the district to vote in the 2010 Gubernatorial election.
So far, Govioli says he's collected between 25 and 50 signatures, and blames political pressure for the less than enthusiastic response from the community.
"A lot of the jobs are based on party affiliation, my opinion again, don't have any proof of this but I've asked a couple people to sign the petition and they said, 'No, that will put a target on my back.' Other people, 'Will my name be made public?' Of course, it's a public document, anybody can see it. So I think that is some of resistance I have been getting," said Govioli.
There is no time limit on the petitions, so Govioli technically has until December 2013 when Molnar and Gadus's terms end to collected the nearly 1,500 signatures. Govioli is also suggesting the district's financial records be edited by Ohio Auditor Dave Yost.
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