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Redistricting: Not everyone is happy with plans to split up the city

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Every 10 years the City Council must redraw the lines for the cities 17 wards.

On Tuesday the council will have a special committee meeting on the issue and then voter later in the afternoon.

The changes in the wards are all based on population so that each ward has approximately 25,000 residents. Take a look at the link to see the proposed new lines.

After speaking with Council President Martin Sweeney all wards are changing, some more than others. The biggest change could occurring in the northeast portion of Cleveland. The problem is this is the part of town that has lost the most population in the past 10 years.

A significant move was made to get all of the Collinwood into the same ward. Because of the loss of population the city council must shrink from 19 wards to 17 wards. This mean that come this November a couple of council people will have to decide whether or not to run against each other.

As it stands in the new Ward 8 Councilmen Eugene Miller and Mike Polensek would have to face off. And in Ward 9 Kevin Conwell and Jeff Johnson would have to go head to head.  

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