Waveland aldermen to eye redistricting plan
By Dwayne Bremer
May 10, 2013, 18:49
The city of Waveland will host a hearing Monday to discuss the city's upcoming redistricting plan.
City attorney Gary Yarborough said Thursday that the meeting will be open to the public.
Yarborough said officials from Slaughter and Associates will present the board of aldermen with several proposals for redistricting.
According to state law, municipalities must re-draw political districts after each 10-year census.
Since Waveland has a special city charter, its city elections were not held this year, like most cities on the Gulf Coast.
Waveland's next city election will be in November, 2014.
The last time the city completed a redistricting plan was prior to the 2010 municipal elections.
That redistricting was done using the 2000 census numbers, officials said.
Currently, the city has four wards.
In 2006, Waveland acquired new lands in Shoreline Park and west towards Lower Bay Road through annexation.
Yarborough said aldermen will be given several options to discuss on Monday, but no final decision will be made until later.
The meeting will take place at the city hall boardroom at 6:30 p.m. Monday.