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Weaver: what's an office of profit?

The Anniston Star reports: Weaver?s mayor and two council members are continuing a legal fight that has each side challenging the other?s right to hold office.

On Monday, lawyers for council members Jeff Clendenning and Sheila Field filed motions in response to a lawsuit Mayor Garry Bearden filed earlier this month. In that suit, the mayor alleges the council members serve in more than one ?office of profit,? which is illegal.

In order for a government job to be considered an office of profit, according to the Alabama League of Municipalities, a post must exercise power granted by the Legislature, have a fixed term and provide compensation for its holder.

Motions filed by attorneys representing Clendenning, a Calhoun County bridge inspector, and Field, an assistant district attorney for Calhoun County, stated that the council members? day jobs do not violate the rule on offices of profit, and that the case should not move forward because it is not in the best interest of the people. Read the whole story --> Anniston Star - Weaver leaders challenging each other?s right to hold off?ice

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