As reported by the Willamette Week last week, King City’s Council faces the potential of a recall vote due to their support for the comprehensive planning effort that is resulting in Kingston Terrace, a 528 acre Urban Growth Expansion area. While much remains unclear about the validity and accuracy of the petition that’s unfolding in the small Washington County town, it appears that 6 of its councilors (including its Mayor Jaimie Fender) could have to face a recall election. However, much remains uncertain as the city and its attorneys have filed a countersuit arguing that the petitioner’s original grievances are not actually challengeable under state law. At question is whether state and local elections officials can agree on the ultimate authority that decides whether the councilors’ voted on more general land use decisions or on a specific extension of Southwest Fischer Road west to Roy Rogers Road. HBA is continuing to monitor the issue and, if needed, stands ready to support the city’s efforts to thoughtfully plan for its future growth.