Budget approved for re-districting committee

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Augusta has a plan for moving forward on redrawing its political boundaries.

The commission re-districting committee voted to create an ad-hoc group with the school board and legislative delegation to hammer out the new political maps.

A $30,000 budget was approved. This will allow the committee to get to work once new census data arrives.

“There’s big work for the committee to do you know, to take a plot of land and come up with eight districts that are the same size basically in terms of population and take into account other factors the committee may decide to use as principals. It’s always tricky.”

Bailey, who is retiring the end of the year, says the new maps must be completed before qualifying begins next March.


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