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Commission candidate wants to be heard in city lawsuit.

October 31, 2003
Albany- Ward four Candidate Joann Pope has filed an intervention motion in the lawsuit between the city and the ACLU.

She's asking Judge Louis Sands to let her be heard in the case. Judge Sands postponed the city elections while he reviews two redistricting plans.

Pope wants him to consider another plan the city commission passed earlier this year and sent to the US Justice Department.

She says the other two plans are unfair and affect Ward 4 more adversely than other wards.

"It takes the older neighborhoods out," Pope said. "Like on the avenues, on the west side of Slappey all the avenues are out of my ward and I've represented these people before when I was a city commissioner."

Pope held the Ward 4 seat for two years in the late 1990's. Bo Dorough holds the seat now.

posted at 9:40 p.m. by brannon.stewart@walb.com