Memphis City Council unable to agree on replacement for District 1 vacancy

Memphis City Council to fill District 1 vacancy at Tuesday’s meeting

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - After a meeting that lasted nine hours, Memphis City Councilors were unable to agree on who should replace council member Bill Morrison, who resigned earlier this month.

Morrison stepped aside as required because he was elected in August as Shelby County Probate Court Clerk.

Seven people submitted applications for the District 1 position, which is the northeastern portion of the city.

The council was deadlocked when choosing between Raleigh community organizer Rhonda Logan and Lonnie Treadaway with Flinn Broadcasting.

Council chair Berlin Boyd finally called a recess at 12:30 a.m. Wednesday. They’ll continue on December 4.

The first person to get seven votes gets the seat until the city's Municipal elections in October 2019.

Additionally, there will be two more appointments that must be made next month.

Council members Edmund Ford Jr. and Janis Fullilove both are stepping down as required.

They too were elected to county posts in August.

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