A proposed redistricting plan for Greenville is on its way to the federal government.
The Greenville City Council approved a map redrawing its district lines Monday night after a public hearing.
City councilman Calvin Mercer said the council approved the plan 4-2, which preserves the at-large seat, and gives more African American voting age population in districts 1 and 2. Those districts are currently represented by councilwomen Kandie Smith and Rose Glover.
The department of justice must now approve the proposal. Mercer said the council is hopeful that will happen before the next election in November.
The Greenville City Council will host a public hearing Monday night for redrawing district lines.
The city has to re-draw city council district lines every 10 years following the census count in order to ensure equal representation.
The public hearing is scheduled to take place at the Greenville City Hall during the City Council meeting at 6 p.m.
The consultant assisting the redistricting process was instructed to tweak the five districts to increase the minority populations that include West Greenville.
Click the link at the bottom of the story to see the proposed changes.
Greenville City Council will meet Tuesday for its second and final redistricting workshop.
The city of Greenville has to re-draw city council lines every 10 years following the census count in order to ensure more equal representation.
Tuesday's meeting will take place at the Greenville City Hall at 7 p.m. A public hearing is scheduled for Monday.
Click the link below to see the proposed changes.