Voters gave an overwhelming stamp of approval to the Cortez City Council, turning thumbs down on a recall effort by a margin of approximately 82 percent to 17 percent.
The recall was initiated because of the council’s approval last year of the final plat for a small subdivision called Flaugh-Clark. Critics said the city was paying too much for a right of way through the Flaugh property to create a thoroughfare to the nearby Brandon’s Gate subdivision.
Supporters of the council said the right of way was needed.
Councilors Matt Keefauver, Robert Rime, Donna Foster, Betty Swank and Mayor Dan Porter were targeted for recall. However, just one candidate got on the ballot to replace any of the targeted council members.