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The Wichita city council will have a decision to make at a special meeting Tuesday on new boundaries for the 6 council districts.
The city council appointed a commission of electors in July to look at the numbers from the 2010 Census and create new boundaries for the districts to make them more equal in population.
The commission came up with 2 proposals that were discussed at a September workshop. One proposal is to eliminate a council district and have the mayor and vice mayor elected at large. The other proposal would create 2 new council districts with the mayor elected at large and 8 council districts in all. These changes would call for a vote of the people, and they can't be made by the required deadline at the end of the year. A staff report says the council could redraw the boundaries for the 6 existing districts and then allow staff to have more discussions next year on adding or removing council districts.
The council will decide Tuesday how to move forward on the issue, and they'll give directions to city staff on the next steps.