I have received a couple of contacts today in regard to city council member Sheree Lustgarten, who has apparently produced a lease to a house inside the city limits of Patterson. In addition, she registered to vote at that same address. I was advised that she was able to avoid another mess at the 11th hour like she has done so many times before.

The city is apparently satisfied with this development as there seems to be no further action to be taken on their part.

Sadly, these type issues are all too common in local governments across the country these days as we seem to be continually having the wrong type of publicity being directed into the local governments, and this being tough times without this type of drama.