The Capitol View Stifft Station Neighborhood Association plans to protest proposed new Little Rock ward boundaries because they don’t want to move from Ward 3, represented by Stacy Hurst, to Ward 1, represented by Erma Hendrix.
The diverse neighborhood is a strip between I-630 and Markham Street running from the railroad on the west side of the Capitol to UAMS. The group voted to oppose the change Monday night because Hurst has been viewed as an effective advocate of the neighborhood, a spokesman said.
Hendrix, whose ward will remain majority black, isn’t particularly happy about the Capitol View addition either. Her ward had to grow substantially because of a loss of population in the old boundaries. Hearings are set Wednesday and Thursday night.