Baker Council To Seek AG Opinion On Positions
BAKER, La. (AP) — The Baker City Council has voted to seek an attorney general’s opinion on the validity of key city appointments Mayor Harold Rideau made last month with the concurrence of outgoing council members.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/Q12uWU ) the mayor appointed a city attorney and city treasurer at the council’s June 26 meeting, and the three council members defeated in the spring elections concurred with the appointments.
The council members who took office July 1 already have declared the positions vacant, but Councilman Charles Vincent said Tuesday the attorney general will be asked whether the city’s home-rule charter allows the council to confirm a mayoral appointment for any period that exceeds its term in office.
The resolution also asks the same question regarding the council clerk and city auditor.