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Marietta Council Seeks Input on Ward Boundaries

Redistricting is necessary to comply with the Civil Rights Act after population changes in Marietta.

by City of Marietta

Marietta City Council will present a proposed map that would recreate the boundaries of the city's seven City Council wards.

City Council will hold two public hearings at their regularly scheduled meetings on Nov. 14 and Dec. 12 to receive public feedback on the proposed map.The meetings will be held at 7 p.m. in the Council chamber located on the lobby level of City Hall, 205 Lawrence St.

The city will then send a final version of the map to the United States Department of Justice for approval. The redistricting is necessary to comply with the Civil Rights Act after population changes in Marietta.

The proposed map is available online and in the lobby of City Hall.

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Pam J October 12, 2012 at 05:36 PM
Maybe I'm looking at the map and the statistics wrong, but it looks like the proposed changes would put a higher percentage of whites in most wards, except for one. It seems like our government employees try to make things as difficult as possible. The map is crazy.

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