Franklin redrawing council district lines

Thousands of Franklin residents will have a new city council member next year.

State law requires the city to redistrict every 10 years so that the five city council districts are roughly equal in population. Because the city’s population grew in the past decade, many of the boundaries will be redrawn to make the districts more even, council member Joe Abban said. Abban is in charge of creating a redistricting plan to present to the city council in November.

Residents will see the impact when they vote for city officials in the 2015 election, but the changes will take effect next year.

Abban is unsure how the districts will be redrawn and does not have a number for how many residents will be represented by someone new.

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