Shelby County Commission To Take Up Redistricting Appeal

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The Shelby County Commission could finally wrap up the redistricting process Monday. It was supposed to be completed at the end of last year.

After months of debate, a judge settled a dispute in the case in June.

The decision was appealed, but today the commission is expected to vote to drop the appeal.

“There is a potential that if this is appealed, the court could weigh in on the map itself and that would be something that most of the commissioners wouldn’t even want to think about because it took us so long and there was a terrible division of commissioners on it,” said Mike Ritz, commission chairman. “We finally got something approved, and everyone has relatively accepted it.”

The redistricting plan, which the commission has approved, has 13 separate districts and one member in each.