City Council Invites Public To Redistricting Hearing

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.

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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.

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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.

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  • by What a joke! on Jun 7, 2011 at 06:00 AM
    These city officials are clown shoes. One particular one griped and complained that her district didn't have enough parks. Every time something new was in development that was her question, "How does this enhance my district?" "Why can't they build a park in my district?" Finally, someone got a map out and pointed out the fact she has the majority of the parks in her district. These city officials are D-U-M-B!!! I also have serious issues with Kittrell Development. Someone explain to me how that isn't a conflict of interest!
  • by Bob on Jun 7, 2011 at 05:02 AM
    And look at all the projects they are jamming through just to pad the pockets of the good old boys network. They are spending the taxpayers money like drunken sailors so the revitalization money won't revert back to the people of Greenville. That 5th Street gateway project is a joke, look at all the dead new trees and shrubs there, the next time you pass by. Bet it will all be trashed by this time next year anyway.
  • by Jim Hackafan on Jun 6, 2011 at 03:33 PM
    Going is a waste of my valuable time. They already know before you get there how they are going to vote. As for we voted them in, there was nothing else to vote for.
  • by greenville mom on Jun 6, 2011 at 08:42 AM
    there is no link at bottom of story....
  • by Kane on Jun 6, 2011 at 04:40 AM
    I believe no matter how the lines are redrawn there will be legal action. Hope I'm wrong.
  • by Fact Bringer Location: Greenville on May 31, 2011 at 03:34 PM
    Can we draw lines so that land developers are less represented? All I see is land being carved up and commissions being made. This town is going to be all gangsters and trophy wives by the time these developers have finished with their bojangles, medical strip malls and mcmansions.
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      by Paul on May 31, 2011 at 04:08 PM in reply to Fact Bringer
      LOL Fact Bringer! I don't always agree with your postings, but you're spot on here. Kittrell and Joyner resemble that remark!!!
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        by Fact Bringer on Jun 6, 2011 at 08:27 AM in reply to Paul
        It gets worse when you start looking at committee membership, school board, county commissioners.. These folks are selling the farm, literally.
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          by Harriet on Jun 7, 2011 at 08:37 AM in reply to Fact Bringer
          Well, if it's their farm to sell, so be it! I'm tired of everyone thinking they can tell others what to do with their own property. Might jealousy abound?
  • by Bubba on May 31, 2011 at 10:59 AM
    They were voted in by the people. You get what you vote for...
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      by Russ on May 31, 2011 at 12:09 PM in reply to Bubba
      Take ECU out and all you have there is a welfare community.
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        by Anti-NAACP on Jun 6, 2011 at 07:53 AM in reply to Russ
  • by Russ Location: Henderson on May 31, 2011 at 05:16 AM
    The entire lot of them should resign due to complete and utter incompetence.
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      by To Russ on Jun 7, 2011 at 08:38 AM in reply to Russ
      have you ever served on any public boards/commissions?

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