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Wilkes-Barre City Council redistricting

Several members of Wilkes-Barre City Council on Saturday responded to Tuesday's state appellate court ruling regarding the possible redistricting of the city.

The court denied a request to rehear arguments on the redistricting referendum, which, if adopted, would reduce the size of city council from seven to five members and split the city of into five voting districts, each with one council member.

The ruling reaffirmed a January decision to reinstate the referendum approved by city residents in 2001. Luzerne County Judge Joseph Augello initially negated the vote. Augello argued there was not a plain English version of the referendum posted at polling places, as required by law. -- End of the line for 2 council seats? (The Citizens Voice)