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by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Oct 04, 2012 | 1867 views | 1 1 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mayor Gus Wilson took an opportunity at Monday’s council meeting to explain his stance supporting equal voting districts for the City of Gray.
Mayor Gus Wilson took an opportunity at Monday’s council meeting to explain his stance supporting equal voting districts for the City of Gray.
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A discussion about the approval of a meal expense reimbursement for Gray’s mayor drifted into other controversial issues concerning a couple of council members at Monday’s city council meeting.

Following routine housekeeping items, such as the approval of minutes to the previous meeting and accounts payable, the first agenda item dealt with a motion to recommend a redistricting map.

Councilman David Tufts said another proposal for the division of the districts has been drawn and he would like time to review it.

Tufts and Councilman Benny Gray were in support of the third proposal produced at the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, but the inequality of the districts was a concern for at least two councilmen, Terry Favors and Terrell Fulford.

Favors and Fulford met at the MGRC Friday, and a fourth map was a result of that visit. The desired population deviation among the districts is 10 percent, and the smallest deviation of all the previous maps was over 40 percent. The map produced by Favors and Fulford has a deviation of 29.58 percent.

The council voted to table the redistricting recommendation to review the latest map.

Mayor Gus Wilson made a statement about the district maps. The mayor said redistricting takes place every 10 years following the U.S. Census count.

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October 04, 2012
That story should keep them busy until the next election