Rodriguez declares intent to fight recall as petitioners round up enough signatures

Ontario City Council President Freddy Rodriguez at a March 4 meeting. (Liliana Frankel/The Enterprise)

ONTARIO - The Malheur County Clerk’s Office announced early Tuesday that petitioners seeking to recall Ontario City Councilor Freddy Rodriguez had obtained the required signatures to force Rodriguez to either resign or for a recall vote.

As of Wednesday, Rodriguez, who serves as council president, has not submitted his decision to the Ontario city recorder’s office but indicated on his Facebook page that he would not resign.

"To everyone begging me . . .