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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Micchia keeps council guessing

As of Monday night, Ron Micchia was planning to retain his at-large seat, rather than take the Ward 4 post to which he was elected last month. That's what he told Mentor City Council President Bob Shiner when Shiner asked what seat he would be voting from so the proper paperwork could be prepared for tonight's regular meeting.

Other council members were notified and asked for appointment ideas to the ward seat. Some were upset by Micchia's decision and Scott Marn called it "pulling a Grendell," in reference to the state senator's similar move after being elected state rep.

Shiner says, according to the law director, Micchia now is planning to be sworn in to his Ward 4 seat afterall. Shiner had paperwork prepared with Micchia voting from both seats, just in case he changes his mind again before the meeting.

Stay tuned.

-- Betsy Scott;


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