The group trying to recall Anchorage Assembly Chair Felix Rivera is 500 signatures shy of having enough to put the question on the April 6 ballot.
The Reclaim Midtown group is planning a drive-through event on Friday and Saturday.
Friday’s drive-through event is noon-3 pm at La Mex Restaurant, 8330 King Street, off of Dimond Blvd.
Saturday’s signature event is from noon-3 pm at Tudor Bingo, 1436 E. Tudor Road.
Rivera represents Assembly District 4. Only those registered to vote in that district are qualified to sign the recall petition, which must have at least 2,735 qualified signatures by Jan. 5, when the petition must be turned into the Municipal Clerk’s Office, which will verify the signatures.
That number represents 25 percent of the votes cast in the April 7, 2020 election for the seat.
Reclaim Midtown is the ad-hoc group that formed originally to protest the Assembly’s plan to purchase hotels and other buildings to create a homeless industrial complex throughout Anchorage. The group felt the plan was not well-thought-out, had no plans for operational support, and would attract vagrants, drug abusers, and human traffickers to family neighborhoods.