The clock is ticking for residents of McKinney who want a councilman ousted from office.
An affidavit was submitted and a petition to recall La'Shadion Shemwell was authorized by the city Wednesday.
The group leading the effort has 45 days to collect 2,127 signatures from registered McKinney voters.
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Opponents said Shemwell violated his oath of office and has made inflammatory statements about the city.
"I think after everything that's come out, there's a lot of stuff regarding his past that people didn't know and honestly a lot of people still don't know what’s going on in local politics and local government," McKinney resident Jolie Williams said.
If successful, voters could decide on a recall in May.
In October, Shemwell declared a "Black State of Emergency" in Texas following recent officer-involved shootings.