Oregon City mayor fights recall effort over protest comments

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of a Portland suburb says he will not resign from the position amid an effort to recall him after comments in which he downplayed police brutality against African Americans. KTVL-TV reports Oregon City Mayor Dan Holladay had until October 6 to respond to a recall petition, which last week had collected more than enough signatures to start the process. In the response, he urged voters not to support his recall and pushed back against those offended by his comments. Since he chose not to resign, voters will decide whether to recall him in a special election on Nov. 10.