Discussion Continues on Jefferson City Redistricting

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JEFFERSON CITY - The discussion on the ward redistricting plan continued Thursday with an informal public open house. 

The redistricting plan would affect 4,000 Jefferson City residents, specifically those living in wards four and five. 

The plans indicate ward five will expand west into what was ward four. 

Ward five would gain 900 people and ward four would lose 2,000. 

Project director, Janice McMillan, said the process has been  "low-key", but the plans have received mixed reactions from Jefferson City residents.

One woman who attended the meeting is running for city council in ward five, and said she wanted to get a better understanding of what the changes would mean for her.  

Further discussion is scheduled for the upcoming city council meeting on Monday, February 6th at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.