FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Tuesday evening, three new city council members will take office in Ferguson.
Wesley Bell, Brian Fletcher and Ella Jones were elected to the council on April 7. With the three new editions, the city will make history by having three white and three black members.
All three newly elected members said they want to work together as a full council to enact change.
Mayor James Knowles told News 4 he would not hire a city manager of police chief until the new council was seated. Officials in Ferguson said they are looking to hire a third party to conduct a nationwide search for a new chief and manager. The third party search, which was not required by the Department of Justice, will be paid for from the city's budget.