Petition seeks to recall two San Antonio councilmen

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by Elizabeth Ruiz

A group called This is Texas Freedom Force has launched recall efforts targeting San Antonio city council members Roberto Trevino and William Cruz Shaw.

They’re angry about the removal of the Confederate soldier statue from Travis Park.

“We feel that we did something here in San Antonio that was representative of who we are as a compassionate city,” said Roberto Trevino.

He says the recall effort is just part of the democratic process.

“This is the United States. They have the right to do these things and certainly I’ll always support the democratic process,” Trevino told KTSA News.

The group also is upset about moving the Christmas tree-lighting ceremony from Alamo Plaza to Travis Park, but in order to get a recall election, they must collect petition signatures from at least 10 percent of the voters in each of those districts.

KTSA listener Albert called the Trey Ware morning show to say he supports Shaw. He doubts This is Texas Freedom Force will be able to get many signatures in Shaw’s East Side district.

“I don’t know how this group is going to come to the East Side and start a petition. They may have a few problems,” said Albert.

He doesn’t think they’ll find much support for their recall efforts in Shaw’s predominantly African-American district.

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