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Havre de Grace drops redistricting lawsuit against Harford County Council

The City of Havre de Grace dropped a lawsuit against the Harford County Council over passage of its redistricting bill on Feb. 3.

A statement posted on the Facebook page of the law firm representing the council, Rifkin Weiner Livingston, LLC, states: “Plaintiffs and the County Council entered into an agreed upon mediation process. The result of which is Plaintiffs have voluntarily dismissed their complaint, with prejudice. The case is over.”

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The current redistricting bill will remain in effect without any changes, according to the statement.

Controversy arose when the council passed a redistricting map for the county that did not align with the recommendations from the council’s redistricting commission. County Executive Barry Glassman vetoed the bill, but the council overrode the veto.

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A legislative aide for Council President Patrick Vincenti said he had “no additional comments on this matter.”

Havre de Grace Mayor Bill Martin declined to comment until after a closed session with the city attorney following Monday’s City Council meeting .


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