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Selma mayor files lawsuit against city council

October 12, 2018

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — The mayor of Selma has filed a lawsuit against the city council over an effort to take away his appointment powers.

The Selma Times-Journal reports that Selma City Council Attorney Jimmy Nunn and Council President Corey Bowie said the lawsuit stems from a dispute over appointment powers.

The newspaper said council members on Sept. 25 voted to remove Mayor Darrio Melton’s ability to appoint the city’s police chief, fire chief and tax collector.

The newspaper reports that the lawsuit contends the council’s actions violated state law.

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Information from: Times Journal, http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/

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