Inglis Residents Demand Recall of Commissioner
Inglis, FL -- Residents in one North Central Florida community aren't happy with some recent decisions made by a town commissioner.
More than 20% of voters in Inglis want Steve Kesterson gone. Carol Gibson is just one of the residents at the forefront of a petition to recall him. She says since his election to officer in March, he has introduced various pieces of controversial legislation, including one she says aims to rid the town of mobile homes by requiring older homes to be fixed if their damages total more than $500, or are vacant for more than four months.
Kesterson declined to comment on-camera to TV20, but the town's mayor, Glenda Kirkland, says Kesterson's aim is not to rid the city of it's mobile homes. "Mr. Kesterson wants to clean up the town, wants to clean up all the trailers and old houses that are in bad shape that need to be torn down or not livable, old meth houses or just places people have abandoned, he wants to clean it up and the citizens want to also," Kirkland said.
The petition is in it's second stage - meaning Kesterson has until the end of the day on Friday to decide whether he'll resign or stay in office. If he does not resign, the city will need to hold a recall election within the next 30 to 60 days.
Inglis is already down to four commissioners due to the death of Sherry Ely late last year.
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