Riverside’s city council has agreed to pay the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham $5,000 to realign municipal voting districts.  

“The 2010 Census shows that the population of Riverside has grown, so we need to make sure that we have equality in our voting districts,” said Mayor Rusty Jessup.  “The planning commission will submit proposals to the city council, and we’ll select one to submit to the justice department for approval.”

The new districts maps are to be completed by Nov. 31.  Alabama is one of nine Southern states required by federal law to seek approval of the U.S. Department of Justice when new congressional, legislative, county, and municipal districts are drawn.

In other matters, the council posted bids for labor for the Riverside Landing boardwalk project and discussed producing a tourism brochure for the city.

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