Mayor James Lavigne, who is running for his seventh term under a cloud of scrutiny over his management of the town, detailed in a long, scathing legislative auditor's investigative report, says it's something he's taking advantage of.
"Well, it's for the town really," he
said, "You don't want somebody that don't live in your town running your town.
David McQueen, a longtime alderman who's now running for mayor due to recent criticism of the town, some of which started with a series of Eyewitness reports, voted against a similar attempt last election cycle in 2010, but gave the measure its first 'yes' vote this time around.
says conversations with constituents changed his
mind and sees it as protecting the town, not helping individual campaigns.
"It might look that way, I'm sorry it does, but that ain't why we passed it, I can tell you that," he
and McQueen say they've been told investigators with the Ethics Board will be starting their own investigation into the report's findings soon.