Greenville
6:15 am
Sun January 8, 2012

City receives approval for council redistricting

GREENVILLE - The City of Greenville has received approval from the Department of Justice to implement its approved redistricting of City Council Districts.

Submitted to KETR:

Voting district boundaries are reviewed every ten years once the Census is completed. In November 2010, the City Council hired consultant Barney L. Knight to perform a study to determine if redistricting was needed. Using the most recent Census data, if the deviation between the population of Greenville’s largest district and the smallest district exceeds 10 percent, then the City is required to redraw district lines. A deviation of more than 10 percent exists between District 1 and District 6, so the City is required to redistrict the deviation to below 10 percent.

Public Hearings were conducted on August 23, 2011, and September 13, 2011. The final ordinance was adopted approving a plan for the redrawing of voting district boundaries and the new redistricting plan was submitted to the Department of Justice for approval.

All effected citizens will be notified by mail of their new districts. Yellow and blue postcards are being mailed with important information regarding the new voting districts and other information about voting in City Elections. The new voting districts will be in effect for the May 12, 2012, general election for Mayor, City Council Places 5 and 6.

The new voting district map is and street index are available on the City’s Website at www.ci.greenville.tx.us. Copies are also available for viewing in the City Secretary's Office at City Hall, 2821 Washington Street, Greenville, Texas and in the adult reference area of the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library, #1 Lou Finney Lane, Greenville, Texas. For more information, contact the City Secretary’s office at 903-457-3121 or by email at dnewell@ci.greenville.tx.us.