A taxpayer group served Councilmen Lou Lopez and Bob Zemel with recall notices Tuesday, accusing the two of hiring an independent prosecutor for their political gain.
The action came after an effort by Councilwoman Shirley McCracken to reconsider the contract of independent prosecutor Ravi Mehta failed for lack of a second.
Lopez and Zemel voted to hire Mehta in September.
Members of Taxpayers Expecting Accountability have criticized Mehta's services as being too costly, and they claim his investigations into alleged violations of state and local campaign contribution laws by several city officials has been targeted at political foes of Lopez and Zemel.
Both councilmen declined to comment on the recall effort. In the past, Zemel has defended the investigation, and denied it was being used selectively.