(Times Free Press) - An alternate redistricting plan got no traction Tuesday night.

The City Council voted 6-0 on first reading of a redistricting proposal even as a citizens redistricting group begged the body to consider another plan.

"We think the proposal we made is in the best interest of the African-American community," said Joe Rowe, first vice president for the local NAACP.

The City Council has spent more than a month going over redistricting plans, coming to a conclusion of having three strong black majority-minority districts and one swing district comprised of black and Hispanic voters.