Cambridge residents protest alleged illegal tactics by city officials
CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Protestors gathered in front of City Hall on Sunday to try to put an end to the city’s alleged corruption and illegal tactics that prevent residents from choosing who they want for mayor.
The event was organized by the group Millennials Demanding Change.
City of Cambridge Commissioner La-Shon Foster spoke at the peaceful protest.
She says the City Manager and other city representatives are scheming to have her application for mayor denied.
City Manager Patrick Comiskey tells us none of the applications have been rejected, but according to Foster, they haven’t even approved hers since she brought it in on August 19th.
Foster says the city hasn’t been clear enough about the information they’re looking for in order to accept her application.
On top of that, she says they had an illegal hearing about her residency, which she won but still hasn’t gotten her application approved.
“This rally out here is not for La-Shon Foster,” said Foster.
“It’s for every citizen in Cambridge that wants to choose who they want as their candidate and it’s for every single candidate that wants to get on the ballot that will be illegally given the runaround not to apply,” said Foster.
City Manager Patrick Comiskey responded to the allegations saying,
“Commissioner Foster’s allegations are false. No prospective candidate has been denied. Seven of the eight prospective candidates reviewed thus far by both the election committee and the city’s ethics commission have been asked to provide missing or additional required information, including Ms. Foster and the current mayor, Ms. Jackson-Stanley.
The deadline to file for candidacy is Wednesday, September 2, at 4 pm. A listing of the candidate names will be posted on the city’s website and the city’s Facebook page Wednesday evening and later in the local newspapers.
The city will be mailing out a ballot to all registered city voters in late September. City election officials are expecting this election to have the highest voter participation in city history.”