Commission Foster’s Ward 3 residency confirmed in 3-2 vote
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.
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.
Commissioner La-Shon Foster faces a hearing about her compliance with the residency requirements of the city charter.