GOP questions residency of councilwoman Webb

By Brandi Bailey

August 26, 2014 Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 9:38 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A Binghamton councilman calls into question the residency of 4th District councilwoman Lea Webb, and wants all of council to prove they meet the residency requirements.

Webb is a Democrat who has served on city council since 2008.

Republican councilman John Matzo publicly released a report given to him by a private investigator, Dennis Redner.

Redner stated while working on an undisclosed matter, he has tried seven times to contact Webb in person at her apartment in Binghamton.

Redner also claims he recently spoke to a woman who lives at the apartment home on Yager Street, who said she works for the landlord.

Redner said he was told that electric service to Webb's apartment and others were shut off.

"I think we ought to hear from the council president and see where she would like to take this and hear her input on this because if it's against the city charter and they go against it and allow Lea to do what she's doing, illegally, I don't think that's proper way to go," Republican Councilman John Matzo said.

Action News contacted Webb who said she is very upset, and that it is not a story.

She denied all of the allegations and said she does live at her apartment.

Action News has also left a message for Council President Teri Rennia.

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