The second public hearing on proposed changes to the local election districts, based on new demographic information on the city drawn from the 2010 census, will be held at beginning of the City Commission meeting on Monday, June 20. A map of the proposed changes can be found here:
The City Commission is considering changes to the City Charter to amend the existing election districts for the City Commission and the Board of Education to comply with the “one-person/one-vote standard” of the United States and Georgia Constitutions. The proposed changes are necessary due to findings from the 2010 US census that indicate there is a change in population resulting in a deviation of approximately 7.97% between the districts. According to the US Department of Justice standards, election districts should not exceed a 5% deviation.