The Oakland County Election Commission unanimously approved language Thursday for a recall petition challenging Troy Mayor Janice Daniels' vote against millions of dollars in federal funding to build a transit center near the Troy-Birmingham border.
But the commission denied approval of petition language challenging her views on homosexuality, her behavior during her swearing-in and a possible breach of City Council meeting rules.
Both petitions had been submitted by a group called Recall Janice Daniels, a grassroots organization that describes itself as dedicated to restoring competent leadership to Troy.
"We're extremely excited that we were able to get one petition approved, which means that we can continue to press forward with our campaign," said Matt Binkowski, one of the members of the group in attendance at the meeting. "On the other hand, we're slightly disappointed about the outcome of the other petition. But we still feel supremely confident we can move forward and get the necessary signatures to reach our goal. We've had an incredible amount of support." .................(more)