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Valdosta redraws districts

September 6, 2006

Valdosta - Valdosta has seen some major growth over the last several months forcing City Council to make some necessary changes.

970 homes in unincorporated areas of Lowndes County were annexed into the city of Valdosta earlier this year.  Since the annexation brought in over 600 new residents, the Mayor and City Council must balance the districts accordingly.

City officials say a lot of work and planning went into making sure the new districts met all requirements and the finalized plan will be unveiled in tomorrow's City Council meeting.  "It's a difficult process to get all these lines just right to meet those requirements. It took from February until August for us to get a map that al our officials felt good about," said City Manager Larry Hanson.

To amend the current district lines, City Council must vote twice.  The first vote will be held tomorrow night with the second held at the next council meeting.

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