City Council News:
The Chattanooga City Council this week will hold its first public input session to let residents weigh in on newly proposed political boundaries using 2020 census data.
The public input session, which will come one week before the council votes on the proposed nine-district map on April 5, will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers, 1000 Lindsay St. Redistricting is required every 10 years to reflect new population information.
“What we attempted to do was to keep the districts as much as possible the same,” said Councilwoman Carol Berz, of Brainerd Hills, in a Friday phone interview. “Where we had to massage some of the lines, it was only a slight difference relative to the census results.”