Politics & Government

Lexington council passes resolution of concern

Lexington's Urban County Council passed a resolution Thursday to express concern at the redistricting plan that moved Sen. Kathy Stein's district out of Lexington.

The resolution urges the governor and legislature to institute a restricting process such that, in the future, district lines are drawn "fairly, representatively and in a non-partisan manner."

At-large member Steve Kay, who sponsored the resolution, said the redistricting plan "diminishes people's respect for government, and I think we should speak out."

The council vote 11-3 in favor of the resolution. In opposition were Ed Lane, KC Crosbie and Bill Farmer. Diane Lawless was absent. Farmer called the resolution "laudable but not proper." He said the resolution "will hurt us with the legislature."

Beverly Fortune, bfortune@herald-Leader.com