Thursday, July 14, 2011

Athens-Clarke County Redistricting

Blake’s story from yesterday about local redistricting certainly proved timely, as I was just putting the finishing touches on my next column about state and local redistricting (scheduled to run on 24 July).

To recap the local doings, the redistricting committee named by Mayor Denson is in the process of drawing new maps for the Athens-Clarke County Commission and the Clarke County Board of Education. Public hearings will be held on those maps in August.  They will go to the Commission in September and be voted on in October.  They will be forwarded to the Clarke County’s legislative delegation in the General Assembly in November, with passage by the full legislature to follow during the 2012 session.  Then, it is on to the Department of Justice for sign-off pursuant to the Voting Rights Act.

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