City Council President Cliff Ponte posted a letter that he has sent to Mayor Correia, stating that he should step down or action will be taken at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.
Ponte stated the following:
“I will call for a vote of the Council to exercise the right of the Council under Home Rule Charter Article 3, Section 3-8 which reads “The city council, by the affirmative vote of 7 members, shall determine whether the mayor is unable to perform the duties of the office. The vote shall take place in public session by a roll call vote.” The City Charter indicates that if the vote of 7 yeas prevails, you will be temporarily relieved of your duties as Mayor, and an acting Mayor would stand in your place, until such time that the charges against you are withdrawn. At that time, you would then resume the duties of your office and finish your term.”
The Council followed the same procedure after the mayor’s previous arrest in an attempt to temporarily relieve him.
Mayor Correia has been charged in a superseding indictment with bribery; extortion conspiracy; extortion and aiding and abetting.69650983_1346018185556517_8444413747027509248_n-converted