Friday, July 27, 2012
Councilman Orgeron finally seated
This morning, in yet another special meeting, the Quartzsite Town Council finally seated Mark Orgeron. Orgeron had been elected May 15th, but members of the council said he wasn't "qualified" to hold office, forcing the matter into federal court.
July 20th, the Honerable Roslyn O. Silver ruled that Orgeron was qualified and had been denied his rightful seat.
As part of a settlement agreement, the Town of Quartzsite agreed to pay a reported $35,000 in legal fees to Orgeron, who was represented by the law firm of Snell & Wilmer LLP.