Council Confidential

Memphis City Council’s sea change and the road ahead

By , Daily Memphian Published: December 03, 2018 4:56 PM CT
<strong>&ldquo;We had a couple of bumps in the road,&rdquo; Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Jr. (left, with chairman Berlin Boyd and Frank Colvett Jr.) said before his final council meeting on Nov. 20. &ldquo;But we got a chance to learn each other and know each other. I know that we have people that are progressing.&rdquo;&nbsp;</strong><strong>Nine hours later, 107 separate votes failed to fill a vacant council seat, a reminder that the council&rsquo;s evolution since the 2007 elections is at a crossroads.&nbsp;&nbsp;</strong>(Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

“We had a couple of bumps in the road,” Memphis City Council member Edmund Ford Jr. (left, with chairman Berlin Boyd and Frank Colvett Jr.) said before his final council meeting on Nov. 20. “But we got a chance to learn each other and know each other. I know that we have people that are progressing.” Nine hours later, 107 separate votes failed to fill a vacant council seat, a reminder that the council’s evolution since the 2007 elections is at a crossroads. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Just before his last meeting on Nov. 20 as a Memphis City Council member, Edmund Ford Jr. was feeling good about his 11-year tenure at City Hall.

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Berlin Boyd Edmund Ford Jr. Martavius Jones Memphis City Council Shea Flinn

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