It may be a case of addition by subtraction.

Chester City Council voted Monday night to have City Attorney Latonya Dilligard-Edwards draft a referendum that would reduce the size of the Council. Presently, Chester City Council has two council members per ward (for a total of eight) plus a mayor. Nine voting members makes it larger than Chester County Council (presently six members, soon to be seven with a switch from a supervisor to administrator form of government), larger than the Chester County School Board and, as Councilman Jamie Price pointed out, larger than other municipalities with populations that dwarf Chester’s total of just under 5,400.

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