POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ (AP) – Efforts to recall a Jersey shore mayor fell short.

Point Pleasant Beach Mayor Vincent Barrella will remain in office after voters on Tuesday rejected a recall question by a 919 to 735 vote margin.

The Asbury Park Press reported the 58-year-old drew the ire of local business owners when he proposed municipal sales taxes on alcohol, beach badges and private parking lot in town.

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