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Monica Velez / Valley Public Radio

Voters in Selma may end up voting on how the city will be redistricted in the March 2020 election, but for now the city is moving forward on its current plan to create districts. 

 

Monica Velez / Valley Public Radio

It’s been about three months since the city of Selma started moving toward district elections, but this week the council voted to start the process all over again.

 

In a 3-2 vote, the Selma City Council amended the resolution it passed in July to create five city council districts with a revolving mayor. Now, the council wants four districts and an at-large elected mayor.  

 

On this week’s Valley Edition: caring for a child with acute mental illness can be really difficult especially when resources to keep the child safe are limited. We get feedback from parents and profressionals.

We also dig into why the Selma City Council wants to get rid of at-large voting and map out districts. And the Friant-Kern Canal delivers water to farms and communities on the east side of the Valley but excess groundwater pumping is causing it to sink in some areas. We hear about one possible, but expensive, fix.

Laura Tsutsui / Valley Public Radio

Over the last 200 days of legislative session, freshman Congressman TJ Cox has brought the House Committee on Natural Resources Chair Raul Grijalva to the San Joaquin Valley for a water tour, co-sponsored Valley Fever legislation, and thrown his support behind a number of Democratic party agenda items. Last weekend, he held an open house at a new district office in Selma.