A Jefferson city councilman doesn't like the proposed city redistricting that would change his Ward.
Like many communities across the nation, Jefferson is redrawing its voting districts for the city council and board of education using the 2010 Census figures. That data showed a dramatic population increase for Jefferson — from 3,825 in 2000 to 9,432 in 2010.
Most of that growth in Jefferson occurred west of the U.S. Hwy. 129 bypass in a number of new subdivisions along Old Pendergrass Road.
District 3 council member C.D. Kidd III said he wanted another map that will include more minorities in his voting ward. Under the proposal, his district stands to have the greatest population jump.
“We need to go back to the drawing board,” Kidd said. “I don’t think I can support it on District 3.”
For the full story, see the May 11 issue of The Jackson Herald.