Mayor Correia has released a statement in regards to the recall petition.
“I am grateful to the citizens of Fall River who have stood by me and continue to support me.
I am touched by your words of kindness and encouragement and I intend to continue doing what I was elected to do - work hard each day to make Fall River a better and safer city.
I support any citizens right to petition under the rules of the charter.
In the event a recall petition does gain the necessary signatures, I ask that the citizens re-elect me so that our progress can continue.
I ask that the people of Fall River show their support by not signing the recall petition.
Thank you and God Bless.” –Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II