Mayor Swearengin Issues Statement on Proposal to Repeal Charter Section Related to Council Districts

Mayor Ashley Swearengin today issued the following statement regarding a proposal to repeal a section of the City Charter related to council districts:

"I cannot support this proposal in its current form. I do not believe in a plan that would permanently lock out the addition of council representatives as our city continues to grow. I do believe we should increase the population threshold before council districts are added to better manage increasing costs, but we shouldn't sacrifice democracy and representation in that process."