Without Justice approval, residents to vote in current disctricts
by Associated Press
Published: January 14,2013
BILOXI — The new ward lines approved by the Biloxi City Council haven’t been submitted to the U.S. Justice Department and residents will likely vote in their current districts for the May 7 municipal election.
City officials tell The Sun Herald candidates filing to run in the municipal election are doing so under the current ward lines created in 2004.
The Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University has been working on Biloxi’s redistricting plan since 2011. The City Council agreed on a plan on Nov. 13 and representatives of the Stennis Institute told the city they are working to submit the plan in the format required by the DOJ.
The redistricting plan that was approved keeps all of the Biloxi City Council members in their current ward.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
Top Posts & Pages
- Eye clinic operator faces Medicaid fraud charges
- Mega-load move could cause traffic issues
- New boutique hotel to replace Oxford’s Downtown Inn
- NEW ORLEANS SAINTS MOVING — Mississippi company has the task of moving the football team
- Coast city to repay BP grant funding for Ocean Expo
- New owners plan cautious change for Highland Village
- M&F branches to close as Renasant wraps up merger
- Gaming Commission gives nod to Coast city's first casino
- Judge to weigh Hood's credit card issuer lawsuit
- Blue Origin successfully tests BE-3 rocket engine