City of Hattiesburg displays redistricting plans

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The hot button topic of redistricting is on going, and the four proposed plans at the heart of the issue are on display.

Large-scale copies of the four plans are open to the public for review at city hall in Hattiesburg, the C.E. Roy Community Center and the Library of Hattiesburg, Petal and Forrest County. Starting today the public can view the copies from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays at these locations.

Assistant to the mayor, John Brown says it is important that citizens submit there comments after reviewing the plans.

"Their input is then submitted to the city council to be considered in the final proposal that will either be adopted by the city council and sent to the U.S. Department of Justice," said Brown.

The public can submit their comments to . The city council will vote to select one of the plans July 3rd at 11 a.m.