Shreveport council members hear about redistricting
“District E is the single district of all seven that is mobile in population ...”
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Shreveport council members tackled several issues Tuesday, including redistricting, which impacts who represents you on the panel and the legislative body’s balance of power.
It’s important to note that a vote did not take place on the map.
City Council members asked questions to clear up a lot of questions the public might have.
Gary Joiner, who drew the redistricting map, explained why District E is changing.
“District E is the single district of all seven that is mobile in population — where if you add or take away any significant part of the population of E, you will literally change the make-up of the council.”
The meeting agenda called for introduction of Ordinance 74, which is redistricting plan 8B. It cannot be adopted before June 14.
Below is the ordinance and accompanying map:
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