Who should elect members to the city council?
You in the ballot box or the city council itself in a back-room deal?
Now that Bill Morrison, Janis Fullilove, and Edmund Ford have won their Shelby County elections, it is time for them to resign their seats so they can be filled in a special election in November. They have the option, however, to run down the clock for 90 days, drawing double pay while they do. Their delinquency would also prevent a special election, meaning that the replacement chosen by the heavily-donor-influenced council would stay on for a full year before having to face an election.
If you believe that the city council should be elected by citizens and not selected by the donor class, call 901-636-6786 and let the city council know that you want Councilmembers Morrison, Fullilove, and Ford to immediately resign.
You can also come down to city hall, 125 N. Main St., on Tuesday, August 14th at 3:30 and fill out a public comment card to speak at the end of the meeting and make your demands heard that way.