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Save Gonzales effort ramps up for recall

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GONZALES- An effort to oust two councilmen is gaining steam as the organization, known as Save Gonzales, plans drives to collect signatures on their recall petition.

The effort takes aim at councilmen Gary Lacombe and Timothy Vessel, who voted for a budget that many citizens thought took an axe to public safety.

"I've seen this city function together under the last administration with no problem like I said, I worked on planning and zoning, I know a little bit about it, and I know it can be done," said Harold Stewart, the owner of Stewart's Barber Shop and Premium Cigars, one of the locations where people can sign the recall petitions.

"These councilmen work for these people, they're tired of it," said Neal Bourque, who has gone door-to-door to gather signatures, "Most of the people I talk to, that these councilmen work for, they're embarrassed by it and most of the people that I talk to, that these councilmen work for, have had enough."

The effort will continue tomorrow as the group plans to go door to door in the Pecan Grove area to gather signatures.

Registered voters in Gonzales can also sign the petition at Carli-Co Cafe on Airline, Headmasters Barber Shop on LA 44, or Riverside Barber Shop on LA 44.


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