Huntsville adopts redistricting plan
The Huntsville Times reports: A divided Huntsville City Council on Thursday approved new council and school board election lines for 2012 and beyond.
Council members Bill Kling, Will Culver and Richard Showers voted for the redistricting map drawn by the city's planning staff, but members Mark Russell and John Olshefski preferred the map submitted by Speakin' Out News columnist Jackie Reed.
The city's plan shifts Reed's College Park neighborhood near Butler High School into Showers' District 1, complicating her quest to unseat Kling, the District 4 council representative.
Reed proposed an alternate map that would have kept her home in Kling's district, along with about 330 other people living south of Holmes Avenue. -- Read the whole story --> New election map irks Huntsville City Council hopeful Jackie Reed | al.com