Dec. 6 vote set for recall elections
BATON ROUGE - Governor Bobby Jindal's office issued proclamations Friday which set Dec. 6 as the date for special recall elections for two Gonzales councilmen.
State officials certified the recall petitions submitted for Timothy Vessel and Gary Lacombe a few weeks ago. Friday's proclamations officially set the election dates.
The pair were targeted by a group called Save Gonzales because of their votes against hot-button zoning issues that cost the city job opportunities.
Lacombe, Vessel, and Terance Irvin also gutted parts of the city's budget, slashing funding to the police department. The mayor vetoed part of that budget, the third time a budget from the city council had been vetoed this year.