Organizers of a recall of Mayor Jim West planned to turn in petitions today they say contain more signatures than required to get the issue on the ballot.

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A timeline of the recall effort in the sex and abuse-of-office scandal involving Spokane Mayor Jim West:

November 2003 — West elected Spokane mayor after a 17-year career as a Republican in the state Legislature, with a reputation as a blunt-spoken conservative who opposed gay-friendly legislation.

January 2004 — Begins four-year mayoral term in what he called his “dream job.”

May 5, 2005 — The Spokesman-Review begins publishing a series of articles implicating West in child molestations when he was a sheriff’s deputy and Boy Scout leader in late 1970s and early 1980s. The newspaper also reports it hired a computer expert to track West’s visits to a gay chat room, where the mayor allegedly offered a fictitious 18-year-old male a City Hall internship and other gifts.

West denies the molestation allegations, but acknowledges visiting an online gay chat room and having relations with adult men.

May 6 — City officials announce they will investigate West’s internship program and computer use for possible violations of city policy.

May 9 — West tells Spokane City Council he is taking a few weeks’ leave to “gather my thoughts and prepare my defense of the false accusations leveled against me.” An hour later, The Spokesman-Review posts a story on its Web page in which two 24-year-old men claim West offered them City Hall jobs after initial meetings in an online gay chat room. Shannon Sullivan files first recall petition, which is later rejected for a procedural error.

May 10 — U.S. attorney’s office in Spokane confirms the FBI has opened a preliminary inquiry into a possible “public corruption” case against West.

May 19 — West returns to work. Sullivan files second recall petition.

May 20 — Special prosecutor named in FBI investigation.

May 23 — West holds news conference to announce he intends to serve the remainder of his term.

May 31 — Spokane City Council unanimously passes resolution calling for West’s immediate resignation. Council also passes second resolution amending city charter to make it easier to discipline or impeach mayor.

June 3 — West holds news conference to deny allegations of past molestation and using his office to lure young men into City Hall jobs. He reiterates he intends to serve out his term.

June 13 — Benton County Superior Court Judge Craig J. Matheson throws out two of Sullivan’s recall charges, but rules allegation that West improperly offered city jobs to prospective dates should go to voters.

June 27 — West lawyers appeal Matheson’s recall ruling to state Supreme Court over wording of ballot synopsis.

Aug. 24 — State Supreme Court meets in extraordinary summer session and rules recall petitions alleging West abused his office can be circulated.

Sept. 21 — Recall organizers to turn in petitions.