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The Louisville Metro Council unanimously approved a final redistricting map in Thursday night’s full council meeting. The ordinance will now head to Mayor Greg Fischer for final approval.

Redistricting is required by state law every 10 years to see every district is fairly represented. This is the first time the merged Metro Government has undergone the process. The map includes new boundaries for all 26 council districts based on the 2010 Census. Council members at Thursday night’s meeting praised the bi-partisan support throughout the redistricting process.

“It could have gotten out of hand and you never let it do that,” said Councilman Kelly Downard, R-16, addressing the redistricting committee.

For the past several months, Metro Council’s ad hoc committee on redistricting has met regularly to discuss changes to all districts. And despite some difficult decisions made by the redistricting committee, all 25 council members present at Thursday’s meeting were listed as a co-sponsor to the ordinance.

“When you look at what happened in Jefferson County with this redistricting I would encourage governments from all over the United States to pay attention to what happened here. There was no ranker. There was no partisan divide. There was no it’s all about me,” said Councilman Kevin Kramer, R-11.

The final ordinance was voted on by 25 council members. Councilman Tom Owen, D-8, had an excused absence. Councilman Ken Fleming, R-7, said taxpayers should be pleased with how Metro Government treated redistricting from a financial standpoint.

“Not everybody is going to be happy, which I think we all recognize. Some things could have gone better. But I think for the most part the process did work out and I think it will probably serve us well when we do this again ten years from now,” Fleming said. [click to continue…]

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