SLIDELL, La. -- A group of Northshore citizens voted Monday night to pursue a recall effort against the St. Tammany Parish coroner.
Concerned Citizens of Slidell, in conjunction with several other citizens groups in the parish, made the move following claims of overspending by Dr. Peter Galvan.
In order for Galvan to face a recall election, the group will have to get the signatures of 33.3 percent of St. Tammany Parish's eligible voters. If that were to happen, it would be the first time in Louisiana's history that someone successfully gathered enough signatures to get a recall election against a statewide or parishwide official.
The group will have 180 days to get the needed amount of signatures.
Sources say the state legislative auditor's office is investigating the reports, as is a federal grand jury.
The St. Tammany Parish Council has already voted to ask for Galvan's resignation, and earlier this month the parish president became frustrated after his office was unable to produce their leave policy and time sheets for Galvan for the past three years.
Galvan's office reportedly spent $4 to $5 million a year in tax revenue.