1 Power of electors.

Every public officer of the City holding an elective office, either by election or appointment, is subject to recall from such office by the qualified electors of the City.

(Election of 11-9-1971)

2 Adoption of State Law.

The applicable requirements, limitations and authorities of Article VIII, Part 1, Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of the Constitution of Arizona as now constituted and hereafter amended and the applicable provisions of Title 19, Article 1, Arizona Revised Statutes, as now constituted and hereafter amended, relating to recall are hereby adopted as provisions of this Charter governing the manner of exercising the recall powers herein reserved.

(Election of 11-9-1971)

3 Additional provisions.

In addition to the provisions of Section 2 hereof the following provisions are adopted:

A.    Such number of the qualified electors as shall equal twenty-five per centum of the total number of votes cast at the last preceding general City election for all of the candidates for the office held by an elected City officer may petition for his recall.

B.    The City Clerk shall determine the validity of all recall petitions, the signatures thereon and the qualifications of the signators regardless of the apparent sufficiency or insufficiency thereof, and if certified insufficient shall return all original petitions to the person or persons filing the same.

C.    The City Council, by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of its Members, may adopt ordinances implementing and clarifying the manner of exercising the recall not in conflict with this Charter, the Arizona Constitution, and the laws of Arizona.

(Election of 11-9-1971)

4 Power of City to remove.

By an affirmative vote of three-fourths of City of Phoenix Council Members, a Council Member may be removed for violation of the non-discrimination and anti-harrassment policy set forth in Phoenix City Code Chapter 2, Article II, Section 2-54.

(Election of 8-28-2018, eff. 10-24-2018)


Editor’s note—The section catchlines in ch. XVII were added by the editor.

State Law reference—Recall, A.R.S. § 19-201 et seq.