Redistricting plan voted down by New Albany council, by Daniel Suddeath (News and Tribune)
NEW ALBANY — Though the measure passed on initial readings, the New Albany City Council voted down a redistricting measure Monday on the final ballot.
The ordinance would have established new district parameters, however it would not have pitted any current council members against each other in the 2015 municipal election.
But those who opposed the plan said the ordinance split too many precincts in an effort to even up the population numbers and could confuse the voters who would be moved to a new district.
The proposal called for five precincts to be split.