Charleston City Council works on new districts

Charleston City Council works on new districts

BY ROBERT BEHRE
rbehre@postandcourier.comMonday, May 16, 2011
Charleston added about 23,000 residents in the last decade -- more than any other South Carolina city -- and it's reverberating through the city's politics.

City Council is scrambling to redraw its 12 council districts to make them a similar size by its Nov. 8 elections.

And the winners and losers are becoming clear.

Ten years ago, City Council was split 6-6 between white and black members. It currently has seven white members and five black members.

 
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