2 new recall efforts target Mike Duggan

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan has become the target of two recall efforts.

The Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday that activists filed papers with the Wayne County Clerk's Office. They accuse Duggan of giving special treatment to the "Make Your Date" program  a local non-profit.

There are two recall petitions aimed at the mayor. One is by Brenda Hill, an activist, and the other by Robert Davis, a man who went to prison for stealing money from the highland park school system.

The sponsors have 180 days to collect signatures  -- once their petition is approved. 

FOX 2 got a chance to talk to the mayor about the recall petitions.  He said he is not worried. 

"It is okay," Duggan said. "This is the third time and it is just the nature of business these days. So of all the things I am spending my time on, not too (high) up there."

Duggan's connection to the non-profit has raised questions because of his alleged ties to Doctor Sonya Hassan who operates the non-profit with Wayne State University. The program, which helps at-risk pregnant women got $350,00 in city grants. 

Duggan has denied directing any money toward the nonprofit, while Hassan was never paid and volunteers her efforts to lead the program.