Former Mayor Mike Boyle, ousted in a 1987 recall election, announced today that he will run again for the city's top job.
In announcing his candidacy, Boyle said he decided to run because he loves politics and public service and because a surprisingly large number of people urged him to enter the race.
Boyle, 45, was elected mayor in 1981 and reelected in 1985. But opponents began gathering petition signatures shortly after his second term started. They accused Boyle of abusing his power, meddling in police affairs, being soft on drunken driving and being disrespectful, citing an incident in which he allegedly threw pats of butter during a dinner-table argument.