Malden City Council Says ‘No' To Elected Solicitor Pitch

Malden city councilors discussed a proposal to convert the city solicitor position into an elected role at their meeting on Tuesday. (Shutterstock)...

September 22, 2022
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Malden city councilors discussed a proposal to convert the city solicitor position into an elected role at their meeting on Tuesday. (Shutterstock)MALDEN, MA — The Malden City Solicitor's job will remain an appointed position accountable to the City Council after an effort to convert the position into an elected role failed to garner City Council support on Tuesday. Councilor Ryan O'Malley proposed the change via an order attached to this week's City Council Agenda. The order, if passed, would have amended the city charter to create a six-year term for the solicitor, who serves as the city's chief attorney in various legal matters.

Dakota Antelman