Wicomico County Council Set to Take Up Redistricting

Aug 21, 2012

The Wicomico County Council is expected to take up today a proposed redistricting plan after last night’s public hearing.

The council said its wants to take a look at a Plan B after members expressed concerns over the first plan.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that Council member Stevie Prettyman expressed concern about the expansion of the number of precincts from 38 to 50.

The plan would also move Fruitland voters on east Camden Avenue into District 3.

That would leave the city of Salisbury divided into four districts.

The majority of the city’s residents would be located in District 1 and District 4.

Council member Gail Bartkovich said she was surprised that more residents did not show up at the public hearing or give input in writing.