Residency Matters, Except When It Doesn’t

Errol Louis has more on the residency problems facing newly elected City Councilman Mathieu Eugene, whose swearing-in ceremony was just postponed. because he lives outside the district.

[UPDATE: Eugene’s campaign manager called to say that neither newly elected Council member was sworn in today because the outcomes were not certified by the city’s Board of Elections.]

A reader reminds of a certain irony in the fact that Eugene’s strongest supporter in this race, former Council member and current Representative Yvette Clarke, lambasted her opponent last year for moving three blocks into the district a year before the race started.

Eugene’s campaign manager, Joe Placide, told me yesterday that his candidate is still looking signed a lease February 1 for an apartment.

– Azi Paybarah