Notice of Recall Petition
We the outraged and loyal citizens of Jefferson County, Missouri ask for the recall of Kenneth B Waller as Jefferson County, Missouri Executive. Our intention to circulate a petition of recall is to remove him from office for the following reasons.
Reason 1: His pursuit of suing the taxpayers of Jefferson County for a raise and back pay in violation of Missouri state law and the Charter of Jefferson County, Missouri. (Section 105.452-462 RSMo) (JCHRC 9.2). The Jefferson County Home Rule Charter clearly states the application of proper salary compensation for elected officials. The foregoing action is a clear attempt of a "Cash Grab" and is a slap in the face to all the hard-working citizens of Jefferson County, Missouri.
Reason 2: Developing law and contracting an ordinance for the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in violation of the Jefferson County Home Rule Charter (18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124). This power resides with the people's representatives, the County Council. On the evening of April 24, 2017, the County Council moved, by a vote of 4-3, in opposition of the proposed St Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program ordinance. Despite proper legislative procedure, in late May of 2017, it is our belief the County Executive empowered the Jefferson County Department of Health to enact an ordinance through its own board to enroll Jefferson County into the St Louis County Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Thus, we believe the County Executive is illegally passing laws on the citizens of Jefferson County without representation. Legislative actions can only be taken by the County Executive in the form of a signed bill or veto.
Reason 3: Dereliction of duty and incompetence by the County Executive. Numerous residents have been outraged at the County Executive’s behavior towards citizens at County Council meetings and other public forums. On several occasions the County Executive has threatened with action with verbal threats. Has sent “Cease and Desist” orders to Jefferson County, Missouri residents, through the County Counselor, to eradicate responsibility from Jefferson County Departments to avoid answering citizens’ requests or phone calls. Has publicly humiliated attendees, private business owners, and Jefferson County Council members, with malice, at County Council meetings.
Conclusion:The County Executive has declared war on his own people. This clearly is demonstrated with the above stated reasons and reckless abuse of power. The Jefferson County Home Rule Charter clearly states in Article IX Sect 9.6 states that any violation to this section requires the County Executive to forfeit his office. We believe he has fulfilled that requirement and more. The represented citizens of this notice will circulate a petition for 6 months with a result to force a recall election. If the County Executive removes himself from office before the end of 6 months, we shall cease the circulation of the petition.