Jackson County Republican leaders seem to think the board of commissioners isn’t moving quickly enough to get its districts redrawn.
Although the BOC has been working for several months on a redistricting plan, it has not yet adopted a new map. Because of growth since 2000, the current BOC districts are badly out of population balance. And with the 2012 local elections approaching, those districts need to be fixed during the upcoming meeting of the Georgia General Assembly.
But Republican leaders Kelley Gary and Ron Johnson seem to think that the BOC has been delaying getting that done. The two appeared before the board Monday night.
“You guys are dragging your feet on this and it’s one of the most important things,” said Johnson, who was a candidate for BOC chairman during the 2008 election.
If action is not taken, Johnson said the Republicans would “come out in full force against” any of the commissioners who are up for re-election.
For the full story, see the December 7 issue of The Jackson Herald.
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