April 24, 2006 -- 6:20 PM CST
JONESBORO, AR-- Jonesboro currently uses an at-large voting system to
"Some of the confusion is that most of the people in J
Coleman has participated in several community projects in Jonesboro, and he’s a proponent of what is called the by-ward system.
"My suggestion is that maybe we go half ward,
There are currently six wards in J
"The by-ward system creates greater accountability, so that each ward representative is accountable to his or her own ward," said Everett Fair, of Jonesboro.
Councilman Jim Hargis said that the at-large voting system is just fine.
"I have thought through it...and it doesn't seem beneficial to me, but if the majority of the people feel that it is, than that's what we need to do," he said.
Council members, community leaders and J
"Regardless of what side of the fence you're on, I think it's important to come out and let your feelings be known," he said.