Mishawaka City Council votes to redistrict boundaries

For many Mishawaka residents finding their city council representative might be a little easier in coming years.

Monday night the Mishawaka City Council voted unanimously to redistrict the city's council. The last time it was updated was ten years ago with the latest census results.

Now with a new map the city is divided into blocks instead of small pieces split unevenly. The idea is to hopefully solidify the district.

For example one neighborhood, Twin Branch, is split between two districts.

“If you were at Twin Branch School residents to the east and residents to the west would have been in the third,” says council member John Reisdorf. “Residents in the surrounding area would have been in the fourth.”

The new districts go into effect in 2016.

Voters could be voting in a different district or for a different person during the election in 2015.

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