The Daily News has learned that Scott Spiers is no longer a resident of the First Ward. Spiers called The Daily News on Thursday and confirmed what many believed to be true for some time. Mayor Lance Green last month said he had spoken with Spiers and indicated that he was probably moving out of town.
Green said the council would not fill his seat with less than a month left until the next municipal election.
When asked if he was still a candidate Spiers deferred to Green. Green has not returned requests or e-mails sent to the him concerning the matter. Bob Bond and Robert Cooper are the two eligible candidates for the First Ward two-year term.
The election is Tuesday, April 7.