It appears City Council candidate Jack Christie's residency isn't the only thing that's cloudy.
So is the swimming pool at a Memorial-area home he rented so he could run for office in Houston, according to city health inspectors.
Responding to a neighborhood complaint, an inspector issued two citations Friday, attaching them to the home's front door with red tape. The inspector alleges that the murky green water in the swimming pool isn't transparent and algae-free, as required by city ordinance.
The report also notes that the home is "vacant," a judgment that could further cloud the residency claims of Christie, a longtime Houston chiropractor who has lived in a Bunker Hill Village home since the early 1990s.
The inspector likely noted the general condition of the home or the lack of furniture inside in declaring vacancy, Health and Human Services Department spokeswoman Kathy Barton said.
Now that we've gotten this mess behind us (well, pending anything more on Zaf Tahir), perhaps we can spend a little time finding out where these candidates stand on the issues. I hope the Chronicle will devote an equal amount of energy to that as they did to the matter of residency. We're going to need to base our votes in November on something, after all.Posted by Charles Kuffner on September 15, 2007 to Election 2007