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Alabama: town files suit seeking to vacate a council seat

The Prattville Progress reports: Autaugaville officials have filed a suit in Autauga County Circuit Court seeking the re­moval of a town council member who has yet to resign her elected position although she has lived in another state for nearly two years.

According to a Complaint for Declaratory Judgment filed in November, Latanya Cyrus has missed 11 of 21 regularly sched­uled town council meetings held between the time she was elect­ed in 2004, and June 2007. She has attended no meetings since December 2005, according to the suit.

The court filing also con­tends that in June town officials sent a certified letter to Cyrus, who now lives in Dallas, Texas, asking that she voluntarily re­sign her seat. She failed to re­spond to the request. The suit asks that Circuit Court Judge John B. Bush declare the coun­cil member's seat vacant in or­der that a replacement can be named.

Mayor F.B. Ward said Thurs­day that the town took the legal action in order that Cyrus's re­placement could assume the seat far in advance of next year's election and become familiar with the administration of town government. -- montgomeryadvertiser.com :: Suit filed to remove absentee member from town council

Hat tip to Doc's Political Parlor.

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