Snowmass recall petition deemed sufficient |

Snowmass recall petition deemed sufficient

Staff report

A petition to recall Councilman Chris Jacobson was deemed sufficient on Thursday, meaning that unless a protest is successful or he resigns, a recall election will take place.

The petition contained 323 signatures, according to a statement from the town, and on Thursday, Town Clerk Rhonda Coxon verified 256 of those to be from qualified voters. Because the number of signatures required to initiate a recall election is 242 signatures, the clerk determined the petition sufficient.

From today to 4 p.m., Aug. 21, qualified voters in the town of Snowmass Village may submit written protests to the sufficiency of the petition, under oath, to the town clerk. After all protests are heard and determined, the final sufficiency of the petition will be determined and a recall election date will be set.

Jacobson also has a five-day period in which he can resign before an election date is set.

If an election occurs and residents vote in favor of recall, they also will be asked to elect a successor. No one has come forward to throw their hat in the ring yet, said Fred Kucker, a member of the petition committee. But the nomination period for candidates begins today.

Nomination petitions are available from the town clerk starting today and must be submitted 30 days before the election date.

The complete recall petition will be available online for review at