Recall drive tied to migrant housing vote fails in Alma

Bethany Christian Services flips LGBT adoptions policy after settlement
Posted at 6:37 AM, Jan 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-05 06:37:18-05

ALMA, Mich. (AP) — Three officials who supported housing migrant boys in a mid-Michigan community won’t face a recall election.

Their critics failed to collect enough signatures to meet a Dec. 31 deadline.

In September, the Alma City Commission made a zoning change that will turn a former nursing home into temporary housing for boys who crossed the U.S. border without parents or guardians.

Bethany Christian Services plans to use the site to provide housing for up to 40 days or until a sponsor can be found. Recall petitions were filed against Alma commissioners Roxann Herrington, Audra Stahl and Nick Piccolo.