The City of Greenville is redistricting + the new maps received initial approval from City Council this week with hopes of a second and final reading later this month. It’s a process that’s been underway for almost a year, so here’s what you need to know.
How does this affect you?
Your district affects who represents you on Greenville City Council.
If you live within the city limits, specifically in one of the shaded areas on the map above, your district will change if this map is approved.
The biggest areas of change to note: Hollingsworth Park, along Augusta Road, and neighborhoods south of I-85 and Laurens Road.
Want to see if your home is in an area that’s changing districts? Enter your address on this map to check.
Why are these districts changing?
When the Census shows a city’s population has increased or decreased in the last decade, the city may have to redistrict to equalize population among electoral districts.
Greenville’s population increased by 12,000+ people or 22% from 2010 to 2020. In District Four alone, the population increased 52.73%.
City Council held a public meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, unanimously approving the draft redistricting map. A second and final reading is expected later this month and you’ll see these changes in place by the next city election in November 2023.
Initially, City leadership passed a resolution in January 2022 saying the entire process should be complete ahead of the March 2023 City Council filing deadline.