The sudden disqualification of City Council candidates Linda Hillman and Brian Heady on Tuesday, September 11, led to Hillman’s filing of a lawsuit on September 17. That in turn led to the Canvassing Board meeting of September 20. The Canvassing Board consists of three people: City Attorney Wayne Coment, City Manager Jim O’Connor and City Clerk Tammy Bursick.
That meeting was called to defend the Legal Department’s decision to disqualify Hillman and Heady. Instead, the Board voted 3-0 to re-qualify Hillman and Heady, asking City Council to set a date.
That led to the October 2 City Council meeting where Council voted against holding a special election.
That same day, October 2, City Attorney Coment announced his retirement.
Now Councilman Val Zudans has called for City Clerk Bursick’s termination based on her handling of the Hillman/Heady issue. He had earlier asked her if she was going to resign or retire.
That is two out of three members of the Canvassing Board who decided to re-qualify Hillman and Heady.
Reads like an episode of The Zopranos.