The Register-Star reported today, as if it were a fait accompli, that Shershah Mizan had been chosen to replace John Friedman as an alderman from the Third Ward: "Friedman resigns; Democrats tap Mizan." According to Gossips sources, however, what was reported in the Register-Star isn't exactly true. The meeting at which the Democratic caucus allegedly decided--informally and without a vote--that Mizan would serve out Friedman's term was attended by only three or four of the eight Democrats on the Council. The city calendar indicates that a special meeting of the Common Council will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, "to consider an appointment to fill a vacancy in the office of Alderman of Third Ward due to resignation of John Friedman." Presumably it will be decided then who will take Friedman's place for the next two months.
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