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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.  

 

Monica Velez / Valley Public Radio

The Selma City Council wants to change the way people vote for council members by creating districts versus at-large voting. But mapping those districts is a complicated process and community and council members have different ideas on how to make it fair.

The first set of district maps that were shown to the five-member council drew controversy at this week's meeting.