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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Braselton draws new council districts after population increase

Congressmen aren’t the only people who have to worry about redistricting after the 2010 Census.

While many local cities have citywide elections for each council post, the town of Braselton is divided into four districts. With the dramatic increase in population and several annexations in the last decade, the lines will take a big shift, officials said.

Braselton’s population increased 600 percent between 2000 and 2010, the Census revealed.

Officials will hold a public hearing on the new districts next week. The meeting is set for 4 p.m. Thursday at the Braselton Police and Municipal Court Building at 5040 Ga. Highway 53.

The Town Council will consider the map at its May 9 and June 13 sessions, both scheduled for 7 p.m. at the same location.

A proposed map is on file at the town clerk’s office at 4982 Highway 53, as well as with the clerk for the Superior Court of Jackson County. A request for an email of the map can be sent to jdees@braselton.net or downloaded from the town website.

Political Notebook appears in the Thursday and Sunday editions of the Gwinnett Daily Post.

Camie Young can be reached via email at camie.young@gwinnettdailypost.com.