Selma mayor files lawsuit against city council

Published 11:26 am Friday, October 12, 2018

Selma City Council Attorney Jimmy Nunn confirmed Friday morning that Selma Mayor Darrio Melton has filed a lawsuit against the Selma City Council.

Nunn said the lawsuit concerns the council taking away Melton’s appointment powers at a city council meeting on Sept. 25.

The council passed an ordinance to remove appointment powers from Melton on the police chief, fire chief and tax collector to the council.

“The police chief, fire chief and tax collector still report to the mayor,” Nunn said. “The council can’t fire them, but can reappoint them.”

The Selma Times-Journal will have more as this develops.