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, the Morning Sun reported.READ MORE: Ford Receives $101M Incentive Package To Expand In Michigan
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 and do not have legal status in this country.
Bethany Christian Services plans to use the site to provide housing for up to 40 days or until a sponsor can be found.READ MORE: Michigan Gas Prices Down 11 Cents From Last Week Ahead Of July 4th Weekend
Recall petitions were filed against Alma commissioners Roxann Herrington, Audra Stahl and Nick Piccolo.
The housing plan was approved, although the Alma Planning Commission had recommended against a zoning change after hearing much opposition in the community.MORE NEWS: Farmington Hills Police Department Reminds Residents About City's Fireworks Ordinance
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