Monday, September 21, 2020

Florida: Three Sebastian City Council members kicked out in recall race

All three Sebastian City Council members, Damien Gilliams (5920-425), Charles Mauti (5780-537) and Pamela Parris (5935-397), were kicked out in a recall effort on September 15. Christopher Nunn, Bob McPartlan and Fred Jones won the replacement races. 

The recall seems to have started over fights with the Mayor and other council members -- the three were elected on on a platform of opposition to an 1100 acre annexation plan last year. Gillams and Parris notably voted against the hiring of a new city attorney.  They were also arrested for breaking the Sunshine Law and perjury for lying to investigators. The three members allegedly voted to fire the city staff and appoint Gilliams mayor in what investigators call an illegal meeting. The two allegedly lied under oath.

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