On March 26, 2013 Review Officer (RO) Dennis Walsh slapped Bilello with an eight-count notice of possible veto, Bilello had until April 9, to answer the complaint and to deliver a written submission to the RO stating any facts, law or arguments which might be relevant to consideration of the possible veto.
We reported that Bilello hired a big gun attorney, Guy Petrillo, (Petrillo Klein & Boxer) who requested an extension to April 22nd, to respond, but "due to his travel schedule" was briefly extended. The RO held a pre-action conference on Friday April 26, and today issued the veto.
The UBC will not have a role in this action, an informed source said.
According to section 32B of the UBC Constitution, "when a vacancy occurs in any elective office of a Council, the Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Council may appoint a qualified member to the vacancy pro tem, until such time as an election is held to fill the vacancy. If no Executive Secretary-Treasurer position exists or such position is vacant, the President of the Council may make such pro-tem appointment."
Under that scenario District Council President Steve McInnis gets to make the pro-tem appointment to fill the vacancy until such time as an election is held
The most likely scenario is the RO will order a special election to fill the vacant position (read the" Fifth Interim Report of the Review Officer," page 5 and exhibit 3).
The Notice of Veto by the Review Officer is posted below, story still developing...Stay tuned!