Wards or At-Large, the Debate Continues

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(Photo by Ron Richter)
(Photo by Ron Richter)

The Sheridan City Council, at their regular meeting February 3rd, elected to table an ordinance that would have eliminated the three wards in the City, changing the six council seats to at-large positions. Sheridan Media's Ron Richter has more on this ongoing story.


The ordinance, on its first two readings, consisted of a few minor changes to the boundaries of wards two and three. An amendment intended to change the council from representing the three city wards to at-large positions was introduced on third and final reading. Councilman Alex Lee called for a motion to table the ordinance until the next council meeting, which was unanimously approved.

During an interview on News Talk 9-30 K-R-O-E'S Public Pulse program, Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey explained why he's advocating for the change.

Furthermore, Kinskey added that history has shown that a lot of councilors have taken the leap to run for the position of mayor.

The council is expected to address the issue at their upcoming meeting, which will be Tuesday, February 18 due to the Presidents' Day holiday.

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