The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb lawmakers plan to redraw county districts

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Feb

The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb lawmakers plan to redraw county districts

MARIETTA — Republican state Reps. John Carson and Matt Dollar predict lawmakers will redraw the boundaries of the four district commissioners this year, but the new lines won’t take effect until 2016.

“The Cobb Delegation worked with the commission so that the timing of the new maps would not affect this upcoming election,” Dollar said Friday.

The districts represented by commissioners JoAnn Birrell and Helen Goreham are up for election this year. While Birrell plans to run for another term, Goreham has announced this will be her last year on the board.

Carson said the idea is to have new district maps drawn by lawmakers with input from commissioners rather than the existing lines, which were drawn by a federal judge.

“I’m comfortable with putting together something that makes the maps effective for 2016,” Carson said.

Commissioners adopted a resolution Tuesday asking the Legislature to delay any redrawing of Cobb’s commission districts until 2015 when no commissioners will be up for re-election.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb lawmakers plan to redraw county districts.

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