City of Moss Point asking for public’s help with proposed redistricting plans

The City of Moss Point is asking for the public’s help before redistricting.

The redistricting is due to a change in population from the most recent census report. It is federal law that the city must adjust wards accordingly to the population’s shifts to accurately represent the citizens.

Before making any final decisions, however, the city is asking residents to look over the proposed plans, which can be viewed at the office of City Clerk Tricia Thigpen or on the City of Moss Point’s Facebook page. Mayor Billy Knight said, “You know, one way to make the citizens satisfied and aware is to invite them in and get their opinion. It’s all a part of my campaign. It’s that we wanted more citizen involvement, wanted them to come in and give us their opinion. We will not always accept all of their opinions, but we want them to be aware of the process. That’s all a part of the transparency.”

A public hearing will be held March 21st at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

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