5 Things You Need to Know Today in Framingham: Tuesday, December 2, 2021

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1 The battle for the District 3 City Council seat continues today in court. An injunction hearing is scheduled for today at 3:15 p.m.

Steiner’s attorney is seeking the “Court issue a temporary restraining order and/or injunction, ordering that no special election be held until judicial review of the ballots and materials listed.”

On election night, November 2, the unofficial results had City Council Vice Chair Adam Steiner with 997 votes and Feeney with 995 votes.

Feeney filed for a recount. On Tuesday, November 16 a recount was held and Feeney picked up 2 votes, making it a virtual tie at 997 votes each.

City Clerk Ferguson said the tie meant there was a “failure to elect.” She said that would be the official city election result “until a court decides otherwise.”

Steiner filed a suit last Tuesday against the City of Framingham Clerk Lisa Ferguson and the City of Framingham Board of Registrars, appointed by the Mayor.

His attorney is asking for two votes awarded to Feeney during the recount be declared blanks and for a judge to declare Steiner the winner of the election.

Steiner’s attorney is also seeking to stop a special election.

2. The City of Framingham’s Chief Diversity Officer is headed to the City of Revere, after less than one year in the position.

3. Framingham State University announced three women as finalists to become the University’s 8th president. Today one of the candidates will be doing interviews with members of the University and students.

4. CITY of FRAMINGHAM meetings:

  • Framingham Planning Board at 7 p.m.

5. According to the Mayor’s publicly posted schedule, Mayor Yvonne Spicer has no public events today.

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