By Laura Gómez |The Republic
A citizen-driven campaign to recall Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck after outrage over high water bills will likely fail to trigger a recall election by next week’s deadline, according to Jeffrey Hancock, co-leader of the recall effort.
The campaign has until March 22 to present 1,718 valid signatures. On Tuesday afternoon, Hancock said the group will come up 500 signatures short.
In the fall 2016, Buckeye residents reported rising monthly water bills as high as $1,400. Many grew frustrated by poor customer service from city staff and the city’s billing contractor.