Update: City Council Approves New District Maps
Midtown is split into separate districts under the maps approved on Monday.
The Atlanta City Council gave its formal stamp of approval to new district maps during its regular meeting on Monday.
The map, known as Plan 6, is the city council’s latest attempt to redraw its boundaries in accordance with 2010 Census data. The map now goes onto Mayor Kasim Reed for approval, and then onto the U.S. Department of Justice.
Hall currently represents District 2.
Also, Grady High School would be split into two different city council districts. The western portion of Grady High’s campus would remain in District 2 and the other portion would be placed into Councilman Alex Wan’s 6th District.
Currently, all of Grady High School is in District 2. No neighborhoods are affected by Grady High’s split.
In order to account for 2010 census data, each of the city’s 12 districts must have a population of at least 35,000.
Cities, counties and states are required by law to redraw and adjust their electoral boundaries when a new Census is completed, to reflect new population numbers and demographics. A citizen who lived in one city council district may live in another after the boundaries have been redrawn and approved.
Since November, the city council has considered five other maps.