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.

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“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.