Birmingham: was the city council election held at the correct time?
The Birmingham News reports: A Birmingham neighborhood president and former council member who unsuccessfully ran for city council this year said he filed a lawsuit this morning against the city because he wanted to bring it to the attention of the courts that the election was illegal.
"It's not about me or the seat," said Leroy Bandy, president of the Central Pratt neighborhood. "I just want it done right."
Bandy and another former District 9 council candidate, David Russell, filed the suit in Jefferson County Circuit Court this morning, minutes before the swearing-in ceremony began for the new council. In the suit, they contend the city should have gotten the state legislature to amend the Mayor-Council Act before changing election dates.
A hearing has been set for Dec. 3 in the case, Bandy said. -- Read the whole story --> Former city council candidate says he filed suit over election because 'I just want it done right' | Breaking News from The Birmingham News - al.com