Aldermen refuse to consider request to remove Levasseur
Greazzo had submitted a request, as a “citizen of the city,” to have Levasseur reviewed by the Conduct Board for a host of alleged violations of the city charter, including “unethical and dishonest conduct.”
The citation was meant as a rejoinder to City Solicitor Tom Clark, who told the aldermen at their last meeting that they did not have the power to vote to remove an aldermen. The aldermen still voted to censure Levasseur following the release of a state attorney general report that found he made unfounded allegations of misconduct against the city police department.
The vote marked the second time the board had voted against a motion from Greazzo for an official review of Levasseur’s conduct. Late last year, after Greazzo lost the election for the Ward 10 seat, the board rejected his call to send Levasseur to the Conduct Board.
“My opinion has not changed. Alderman Greazzo cites a number of reasons why you could take action, the main one being Chapter 49-C ... That is a template for a charter. When our charter commission went to voters, they did not include that in the charter,” he said.
“The question is what can we do going forward,” he said. “What if we don’t try to correct this and this comes up in another 10 years?”
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