Certified But Not Settled

With questions still in the air about whether Councilman-elect Mathieu Eugene has met residency requirements to take office, the city Board of Elections just confirmed that it has a date-certain — Thursday, at 1:30 — to certify the results of the Feb. 20th Council elections.

“Someone is going to be certified this Thursday,” spokeswoman Valerie Vasquez said.

What if Eugene is found ineligible?

“If it’s contested and found that we have to have another election, we’ll do that,” she said.

That would be the second election for the seat. And since it’s a special election, the term will finish at the end of this year.

— Azi Paybarah Certified But Not Settled