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Jonesboro City Council to Review Proposed Ward Boundaries

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Proposed New Boundaries for Jonesboro

The Public Services Committee of the Jonesboro City Council has forwarded to the full council a proposal for new ward boundaries. The information is based on the numbers from the 2020 Census information.

Chief Administrative Officer Brian Richardson says the goal was to make each ward boundary more equal in population.

The main changes are that ward 2 in Jonesboro would gain at least 1,000 people and ward 6 would lose about 1,000 people. Those numbers would come out of ward 3 to try to keep the population as equal as possible in each ward.

E-F-S Geotechnologies Geographic Information Systems software was used by the city for the redrawing of the new ward boundaries.

The proposed boundaries must be approved by the Jonesboro City Council.

Johnathan Reaves is the News Director for KASU Public Radio. As part of an Air Force Family, he moved to Arkansas from Minot, North Dakota in 1986. He was first bitten by the radio bug after he graduated from Gosnell High School in 1992. While working on his undergraduate degree, he worked at KOSE, a small 1,000 watt AM commercial station in Osceola, Arkansas. Upon graduation from Arkansas State University in 1996 with a degree in Radio-Television Broadcast News, he decided that he wanted to stay in radio news. He moved to Stuttgart, Arkansas and worked for East Arkansas Broadcasters as news director and was there for 16 years.