Com­mis­sion Foster’s Ward 3 res­i­dency con­firmed in 3-2 vote

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CAM­BRIDGE — The Cam­bridge City Coun­cil held a res­i­dency hear­ing for Com­mis­sioner La-Shon Foster that ended in a 3-2 vote con­firm­ing her res­i­dency in Ward 3 dur­ing their meet­ing on Mon­day evening, Aug. 24.

The hear­ing came as the coun­cil gave Foster an op­por­tu­nity to pro­vide ev­i­dence and an­swer ques­tions as to whether she had main­tained res­i­dency in Ward 3 in re­cent months.

Com­mis­sioner Steve

Ride­out presided over the hear­ing af­ter Mayor Vic­to­ria Jack­son-Stan­ley re­cused her­self, stat­ing she wanted to avoid any con­flict of in­ter­est as she is fac­ing Foster in the up­com­ing Oct. 17 may­oral elec­tion.

The coun­cil heard tes­ti­mony and ques­tions from the as­sis­tant city at­tor­ney, Foster, Foster’s at­tor­ney, sev­eral wit­nesses, and record­ings of Foster speak­ing on a lo­cal ra­dio pro­gram.

Com­mis­sion­ers Don­ald Syd­nor and Dave Can­non voted with Foster against the res­o­lu­tion stat­ing she failed to main­tain a bona fide res­i­dency in Ward 3, while Com­mis­sion­ers Robert Han­son and Ride­out voted for it.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

Com­mis­sioner La-Shon Foster faces a hear­ing about her com­pli­ance with the res­i­dency re­quire­ments of the city char­ter.

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