Court stays Sooba’s removal from City Hall
-temporary order blocks King from performing Town Clerk’s duties
Carol Sooba yesterday secured temporary orders to suspend the decision by the Georgetown Mayor and City Councillors to oust her as Town Clerk and install Royston King in her place.
Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang yesterday granted eight temporary orders, including an order quashing the decision to remove Sooba as Town Clerk, an order quashing the decision to send her on administrative leave, orders quashing the decision to appoint, install and swear-in King, unless cause is shown why the decisions are not unlawful. One of the orders restrains King from usurping the office of the Town Clerk, from entering or discharging any powers or duties of the office.
The granting of the orders was based on an application filed by Sooba, through her attorney Roysdale Forde, on Tuesday and is the latest chapter in her turbulent struggle with city councillors. The matter has been adjourned to May 22nd.