EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Some residents in East Cleveland want their mayor gone. Residents will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. at the East Cleveland Public Library to sign a petition to recall Mayor Gary Norton. One-thousand signatures are needed to hold a recall election in the city.
According to the release, residents are upset at the city for having no rock salt or pothole patching material and for Mayor Norton wanting to merge their city with Cleveland.
was started by the late Bernice Ewing who organized all of the details before her death. The release states Ewing had one last wish and that was for the city not to merge with Cleveland and for residents to rise up and take back their government with a recall of Mayor Gary Norton Jr.
Norton has been mayor of East Cleveland since 2010. He does have the chance to resign rather than face being fired.