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Council to consider redistricting, building lease, inspection ordinance amendment today

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The El Dorado City Council will consider a proposal to review the boundary lines of the city's four wards and school zones, per the results of the 2020 U. S. Census, during a regular meeting that will begin at 5:25 p.m. today in the Council Chamber of City Hall.

According to state law, "political subdivisions of the state are required to review the boundary lines of various election districts, (city wards, Justice of the Peace districts and school district zones) after each decennial census."

The American Community Survey, a demographics survey program conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, showed that that the city's population dropped significantly between 2010 and 2020, going from 18,884 to 17,155.

The number represents a 9.6% population decline within the past decade and a decrease of 496 people last year, according to a 2019........

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