Lodi?s former deputy mayor looks to recall current administration

There's a movement in Lodi to oust the mayor and five-member council. Petitions are being circulated to recall the administration.Former Deputy Mayor Walter Curioni claims that in the five years the current administration has been in office spending is up, taxes are up, and there's too much development. Curioni is critical of the amount of new homes being built in town and the redevelopment of two trailer parks on Route 46, which will force those who live there to move. However, Lodi Mayor Gary Papparozzi said the recall effort is politically motivated. Papparozzi said Curioni simply wants another shot in politics and the redevelopment projects the town is considering will bring in new businesses and help lower taxes. Curioni has to collect 3,000 signatures in the next five months. He said he has about 600 so far. The signatures have to be certified by the borough clerk before a special election can be called.

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