City Still Fighting Single-Member Issue

The City of Amarillo hopes technicalities will deflect a second lawsuit over a defeated ballot issue. 

Pedro Mendes filed a suit against Amarillo's handling of the single-member districts proposal on the November ballot.

The issue involved two decisions that appeared as a single measure at the polls - and that's what Mendes is fighting.

The City is trying to derail the case, arguing the suit should have been filed against the Mayor, and technically time has run out for Mendes to change it.

The city also insists it handled the ballot issue properly. 

A judge is expected to be appointed over the next several days to decide whether the case should go to trial.

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Single Member Districting is an issue that just won't go away in Amarillo. Some people are now saying the way people voted was illegal and have filed a lawsuit against the city. NewsChannel 10's Jennifer Best has the story on this evolving issue. When people went to the polls in November...
Last Modified 12/08/2006 09:12:06 AM