Subscribe Register Login
Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 1:39 p.m.

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Mobile App

Little Rock board decides against sending question regarding at-large leadership to voters

By Chelsea Boozer

This article was published June 19, 2018 at 10:01 p.m.


The majority of the Little Rock Board of Directors decided Tuesday night to not send a question to voters this November about doing away with at-large leadership on the board.

The 10-member board voted down Ward 1 Director Erma Hendrix’s proposal in a 1-8 vote, with Hendrix not voting.

Director Ken Richardson cast the sole vote in favor.

The ordinance would have had residents vote on a proposal to change the board’s makeup to seven ward representatives by removing the three at-large directors.

Hendrix and supporters of the proposal have said having board seats elected by the city at large disenfranchises black voters and that the current three at-large directors, who are all white, counteract the votes of the board’s three black directors.

Hendrix has repeatedly said she would file a federal lawsuit against the city if the board did not pass her ordinance.

Read Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

ADVERTISEMENT

Comments on: Little Rock board decides against sending question regarding at-large leadership to voters

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

ADVERTISEMENT

SHOPPING

loading...

ADVERTISEMENT

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online