By Charles Sercombe
Just before going to press on Thursday we heard word that an opinion had been reached regarding the fate of City Councilmember Saad Almasmari.
A complaint had been filed against him, claiming that since he owed the city money at the time he filed for re-election, he was a “defaulter” according to the city charter.
And because of that, he should be disqualified from running.
Well, long story made short, an outside attorney hired by the city to look into the issue has opined that the only time an elected official or candidate is in default is when the ballots of an election are counted.
If the candidate owes the city, or any other government entity, money at that time, they are a defaulter and are disqualified.
So, Almasmari and all the other candidates lined up for the August Primary Election better make sure they have all their bills paid up by election day.
May 31, 2019