It appears that Commerce’s elected officials have agreed on a reapportionment plan. The city council expects to approve a resolution beginning the process Monday night.
The council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the Commerce Room of the Commerce Civic Center.
Reapportionment is required after every census, and is designed to make sure citizens in each voting district have equal representation. The administrative trick is to design district lines that accomplish the primary goal without relocating elected officials from one district to another.
Jackson County’s GIS director Joel Logan has apparently accomplished that, producing a map that works for the city council members and the board of education members.
It’s a good thing, because with an election coming up in November, the city has little time to spare.