Charleston City Committee Discusses Possible Elimination of Ward

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Voters in Charleston could be in for some major changes.

The City Council's Redistricting Committee met Wednesday evening to discuss an ordinance that would eliminate one ward due to population loss. Population is down on the West Side and up in the South Hills area.

Officials said they are still working out the details, but all of the boundaries for the wards will change.

"Several years ago we expanded it up, just because of the difficulties in trying to come up with the boundary lines and so forth, so we added one," Finance Committee Chairman Bobby Reishman said. "I can't remember exactly when it was, a couple councils ago. We're really going back down now to where we were originally."

The ordinance moved from the Redistricting Committee to Council.

Council members are expected to vote on the measure at the next meeting.

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