Jackson city council members discuss redistricting plan and Great Wolf Lodge project
JACKSON, Tenn. (WNBJ) - Today, the city of Jackson held a special called city council meeting to discuss redistricting for the city and the land sale agreement for the Great Wolf Lodge.
During the meeting, the Jackson Madison County NAACP Branch presented a plan for redistricting that they say showcased fair representation throughout the city.
The NAACP got researchers from Tufts University to construct a new plan that fairly distributed people of color within the nine council districts.
Mayor Scott Conger spoke about Tuft’s presentation.
“I think this is a great first step. This is how we do the city’s business. We are not perfect. We are not going to get things right all the time and we rely on citizens and other individuals to make things better,” said Mayor Scott Conger with the city of Jackson.
The city council voted to consider the redistricting plans presented by the university and that will be up for a second reading at the next city council meeting.
The city also passed the consideration to enter into a land sale agreement with the industrial development board for the property for the Great Wolf Lodge.
The city says this allows negotiations to continue for the sale of the land for the Great Wolf Lodge.