From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma Mayor Darrio Melton defended the city’s position of charging Jubilee organizers more than $23,000 dollars in fees for the event. He also denied allegations that the fees are an effort to try and stop the Bridge Crossing Jubilee from happening. Melton says the city can no longer offer city services for the event at no charge….
The 2017 Battle of Selma Re-enactment has been cancelled. Organizers say it’s because of new city fees. Organizers say after meeting with mayor Darrio Melton, they received a letter from the mayor’s chief of staff stating the city wouldn’t pay for in-kind services because of down economic times. The city asked for a payment of $22,054.52 three week prior to the event….