Mayor responds to receiving recall notice

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Toledo Mayor Carty Finkbeiner is firing back at the people who want to kick him out of office.

After getting a recall notice from city council, Mayor Finkbeiner says he does not intend to resign.

The mayor released the following statement after receiving a recall notice from City Council Clerk Gerald Dendinger:

"Mr. Dendinger, Clerk of Council, has acted contrary to the evidence that my attorney presented to him this morning.  There are not enough valid signatures.  The evidence is voluminous.

Of course, I do not intend to resign.  We will contest the validity of a significant number of signatures, as more than half of the signatures have already proven to be false or invalid.

Lastly, the day I turn Toledo over to a group of self-interested malcontents from outside of Toledo, will be a cold day in a warm place."

The board of elections says there are enough signatures, and the mayor's fate will be up to Toledo voters. The question to recall Mayor Finkbeiner will be put on the November 3 ballot.