City Reapportionment Committee Holding Public Hearing
COLUMBIA - The city reapportionment committee will take public comment on three of its redistricting plans tonight, although most of the members said at a meeting last month that they are already partial toward one particular proposal.
The committee will host the public hearing at 7 p.m. in the Daniel Boone Building on Broadway. It will unveil three proposals: Trial A, Trial B and Trial D. However, three weeks ago, the majority of the committee said they preferred Trial A. That plan would extend the First Ward both east and west add more than 4,000 residents.
The committee, created in response to the city's rapidly growing population, is aiming to make the populations of the six wards roughly similar. For example, increasing the size of the First Ward would help control the growth of the Second Ward.
The committee's final recommendation on boundary lines is due by September 15.