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Redistricting to be discussed at upcoming meeting

The Gloucester Board of Supervisors will discuss redistricting during its upcoming work session on Tuesday, Nov. 16 which will be held in the colonial courthouse, beginning at 7 p.m.

The discussion of redistricting came up during the board’s Nov. 3 meeting when Acting County Administrator Carol Steele informed the board that the Petsworth District is underpopulated and the York District is overpopulated. The need comes from the 2020 Census results which show the two districts not falling within the parameters to be considered evenly populated.

Petsworth and York are not contiguous districts, which means the Abingdon district will need to be adjusted as well. Abingdon will give territory to Petsworth while receiving territory from York also.

With only minor changes needed, an administrator appointed committee will form and recommend a plan to the supervisors. The board will need to hold a public hearing before approving any changes in the districts.

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