La Cañada school board member Joel Peterson's residency in the city has been called into question, according to a report in the La Cañada Sun.
According to the story, Peterson, who is beginning a reelection campaign, said he is renting a home in the city, but declined to state where, and is planning on buying a home in the future. Former La Cañada school board member Cindy Wilcox also reportedly filed a protest against Peterson’s candidacy.
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Peterson’s residency was first questioned by members of the community after he sold a home on Cambridge Road in 2010 following a divorce. He told the Valley Sun in 2011 that he was living in a home part-time in Glendale after a remarriage. At the time, he said he planned to purchase a home in La Cañada soon.
To qualify as a candidate for the La Cañada Unified School District board, one must be registered to vote in the district area. The county will release a final list of qualified candidates within a couple of weeks.