Rare recall: Petition filed to remove vice mayor
C-VILLE Weekly Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4 p.m.
In a press conference today at City Space on the Downtown Mall, conservative activist Jason Kessler presented his case for the removal of Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Wes Bellamy from office, along with a petition intended to begin the legal process, which is unprecedented in the city.
Bellamy, 30, recently came under fire for old tweets Kessler unearthed in November that expressed racist, homophobic and misogynistic attitudes. Bellamy has since apologized for the tweets, and resigned from his job as a teacher at Albemarle High School and from his position on the Virginia Board of Education, but he has remained as the only black member of Charlottesville’s elected City Council.
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