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Warren welcomes community input on redistricting wards

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WARREN, Ohio - Warren city leaders are making their rounds, gathering community input as they begin to redraw the city wards.

At an informal meeting held Tuesday at The Lime Tree Restaurant, Councilman John Brown told residents the process of redistricting is supposed to be done every ten years. But the last time it was completed in Warren was 1991. Since then the city's population has dropped about 20% causing the population in each ward to become unbalanced.

"Not many of the wards are going to change that drastically," said Brown. "We're not reinventing the wheel but we want citizen input, so we want to be out front with everyone so no one has any nagging questions."

The goal of redistricting is to give each ward equal representation. Youngstown State University is assisting with the process. The new wards will not go into affect until after the May Primary.

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