Update 9/25: The US Department of Justice has given their nod to the proposal on the first submission with no changes requested.
Horry County officials sent out a news release that says they will try to implement the new districts by October 3rd.
Update 4/27 proposal approved: The Ad Hoc Committee unanimosly approved the proposal to be submitted to Horry County Council.
First Report 4/26: The Horry County Council Ad Hoc Committee on 2012 Redistricting will hold a public meeting Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located in the Horry County Government & Justice Center.
You're going to hear the word "redistricting" a lot around the Myrtle Beach area for quite some time. Horry County has grown significantly and as a result, our representation at the various levels of government needs to be updated. The reason this is such a hot issue is municipalities can be put at a distinct disadvantage, or advantage, when it comes to getting funding and priority on government projects.
The public is invited to provide input into the process of redistricting County Council districts and their corresponding school districts for 2012. Horry County Government staff will present information on the procedure, criteria and the current level of progress. There will be an opportunity to review the current Horry County Council district maps and an opportunity for members of the community to offer suggestions to the Committee as to how the revised districts should be drawn.In addition, the meeting will be aired live on the County’s government access channel; Time Warner Channel 3 and Horry Telephone Cooperative channel 14