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City Council to vote to temporarily remove duties from mayor Tuesday

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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your duties as Mayor, and an acting Mayor would stand in your place, until such time that the charges against you are withdrawn.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.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Socialcrustacecrusader

    September 9, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    Several of the councilors who will be voting on this article are known to have testified before the grand jury and should recuse themselves from any vote concerning removal of the mayor. This council is and has been derelict as a legislative body, This vote is an excercise in futility meant to uphold the egos of council pres., vice pres. and their fellow clowncilors.

    • DSP

      September 9, 2019 at 6:51 pm

      So you’re perfectly fine with having a mayor with over 12 FEDERAL indictments retaining his position? What did Jasiel put in your pockets to type this? What will you say when then Governor steps in?

      Your crusade is obviously agenda based.

      • Socialcrustacecrusader

        September 10, 2019 at 8:30 am

        Social media warriors like yourself would give up your own right to a trial before a jury of peers. Jasiel has given me nothing.
        Previous mayors announced during their campaigns and while in office that Fall River was on the brink of receivership,pure fear mongering.
        Social justice is a farce hence the nickname. The government will do nothing for you when it comes to the equitable distribution of liberty. MY agenda is my own liberty including my freedom of speech. Sorry to trigger you “snowflake”.

  2. DSP

    September 10, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    I have zero social media accounts, so your ASSUMPTIONS are wrong right off the bat, so I won’t even bother reading the rest. I value my IQ.

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