GARY — The City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance allowing the city to activate a port authority.

The ordinance approving the appointment of board members was approved by a 6-2 vote, with Councilwoman Ragen Hatcher, D-at large, absent.

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson named four of the five members Monday. They included previously announced candidates Delta Walker, a financial adviser, and businessman Ken Stalling. The other two named by Freeman-Wilson Monday were businessman Gene Champion and real estate agent William Godwin. She said she will name the fifth member at a later date.

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