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City approves voting districts
Plan expected to go to the Department of Justice
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A third proposal to reconfigure the city’s voting districts proved the charm Tuesday when Statesboro City Council accepted the planning department’s most recent attempt to reapportion populations. Council unanimously agreed to pass a first reading of the newest plan during a regularly scheduled meeting in city hall’s council chambers. Statesboro’s Department of Community Development has been working to formulate new districts since April, when 2010 Census figures revealed major growth in the southern portion of the city — leaving district populations skewed and necessitating alterations to balance residents across the five districts.
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