Mayor Pro Tem Loretta Lipsey presided over the Dec. 3 assembly in the absence of Mayor Gus Wilson, who was unable to attend because he was out of town on business.
After the routine approval of the agenda, minutes of the previous meeting, and accounts payables to pay the city’s bills, the council heard the second reading of an ordinance to amend the city charter.
The ordinance was listed under old business and concerned the reapportionment of Gray voting districts, which is done under the Municipal Home Rules Act. Redistricting is required following the Census count that occurred in 2010.
The districts have been a point of discussion because of the difference in the number of people in the four areas. Districts 1, 3, and 5 are close in population with 800-plus people. District 2 is the quandary because, under the new plan, its population is under 600.
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