In an effort to inform the community about proposed redistricting plans, the city of Atlanta is hosting informational sessions to bring residents up to speed.

According to the current city ordinance, Atlanta’s 12 council districts must shift every 10 years based on information provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, to ensure that each district has an equal number of residents. 

As a result, thousands of Atlanta citizens are looking at being redirected to a new district, which means you could be getting a new City Council representative.

After hosting public hearings for two weeks, the city has announced dates for the two upcoming informationals. The sessions are an opportunity for residents to review the proposed map, get more details about the process and ask questions.

The previous public hearings can be watched on the city’s YouTube page. To review the proposed redistricting map, you can head over to the city’s website and use their interactive tool.

Below are details about the upcoming, in-person redistricting informationals. 

Redistricting Information Sessions

Session 1

Where: Grove Park Recreation Center, 750 Francis Place NW, Atlanta, 30318

When: Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. 

Session 2

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center and Aquatic Center, 110 Hilliard St. SE, Atlanta, 30312

When: Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 6 p.m.

Sydney Sims is the community engagement reporter for Capital B Atlanta. Twitter @bySydneySims