Check this earlier post for the prequel. Here we go. Now folks from walkersville and emmitsburg..not even frederick residents..are now able to run. This is a massive mess.
heck, I autta run jsut to show how much of a mess this is going to be.
“I have to admit, it wasn’t something I had planned on,” Alderman Joe Baldi said of his competition.
This is what you get for trying to use the legal system to usurp the democratic process. The judge simply said, “i’ll see your lawsuit and raise you anarchy”.
Mr. Baldi was one of three board members who voted in January to reduce the residency requirement to one year. Ms. Dougherty vetoed the motion.
The matter found its way to court when
Mr. Young sued the city in an attempt to overturn the three-year requirement. He said the requirement, which would have barred him from a spot on this year’s ballot, was unconstitutional.
The courts agreed.
Just watch. Soon the supreme court of the US will say the constitutional clause barring anyone who is not born in the US from holding the Presidents office is unconstitutional..:)
“The Judge said “no residency requirement” is most appropriate despite the wishes of the residents,” Ms. Dougherty wrote in an e-mail. “It will be up to the people to decide who is best able to manage the City’s issues, if the Judge allows that.”
Mr. Baldi said he hadn’t expected the matter to go this far.
Can we hear the pop sir?
“Reducing the residency requirement was what I had in mind,” he said. “It never occurred to me that you’d have somebody who is not a resident applying (to run for mayor). I don’t even know what to call that.”
ROFL. Somebody walked into the courtroom(where this never should have gone to) with a severe anal-cranial inversion and wonders why things are haywire now..:)
Alderwoman Marcia Hall said the election could prove interesting. The decision is truly in the hands of the voters now, she said.
But not all residents are comfortable with the idea of a campaign without a residency requirement. Several said Thursday they didn’t like the idea of an outsider running their city.
So the judge says irregardless of the wishes people who live in the city..no residency requirement is what is going to be handed down. Of course the person who started this mess is surprised at the monster he created. Too bad..now Frederick is going to become an even bigger mess.