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Opinions varied across the table, but the end result provided a new proposed district map.
"Make sure that the wards are as evenly split population wise, but that we clean up some of these boundaries so that they follow normal contiguous bright line sort of major thoroughfares," said Lauren Benedict of Macon City Council.
Balancing the population of districts was the ultimate goal of the Macon City Council, Redestricting Committee. The group debated for nearly two hours about the best possible layout for voting districts.
In the current council district break down, district two and five are significantly larger in population than districts one, three, and four.
In the proposed new model, district four would gain land area and population from district two. District one would gain land and population from district five. All five districts would have around 18-thousand voters. Redistricting committee Chairman Henry Ficklin says the meeting was a great start but there is more work to be done.
"We have a proposal to take it and tweak it just a little bit maybe 100 or 50 voters here or there and our work will be about done,” said Ficklin.
The redistricting committee will meet Wednesday to look at making other proposals before they vote to approve a new model. Once a model is chosen, it will go to the Federal Department of Justice before June 6th.