Analysis: Council election could spell trouble for recall efforts against Baltic mayor
Losing candidate resides in Hefty development, had campaign signs on Grant Park Capital properties
BALTIC — Petitions to recall a small town South Dakota mayor circulated Tuesday as voters headed to the polls to cast ballots for a City Council contest with major implications on the political strife gripping the rural Minnehaha County community.
Mayor Deborah McIsaac is facing recall efforts amid accusations that she’s led the city to unfairly treat a local developer and a pair of residential neighborhood developments under construction on the southern and western edges of the town of 1,100 people. But the ultimate decision to suspend the issuance of building permits at the Grant Park Addition and Phillips Crossing developments came from the City Council. And while the mayor only votes in the event of a tie, it’s that blockage of progress motiving opponents to push for McIsaac’s ouster.
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