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Hattiesburg City Council discusses local redistricting

HATTIESBURG,MS (WDAM)-  Redistricting topped the topic of discussion at the Hattiesburg City Council Meeting.

Redistricting will take place later this summer for the existing wards of Hattiesburg, before that happens the mayor and councilmen are looking into three urban planning company's to look into the phases of redistricting for the city.

The mayor says after looking at the numbers of the 2010 census he feels the figures are not correct, and a planner would help get the amount accurate for redistricting.

"We want to look at a planner,  because we don't really agree with the numbers that we received a few months ago. For the last two years, by the census department it said we had about 50,000 to 53,000 people. Well, when the census numbers came out we were at 48,000 which is about ten percent less than where we should be. So, we believe that those numbers are not accurate," said the Mayor.

During the meeting the city also discussed looking into the privatization of the sewer.

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