A redistricting plan drawing new boundaries to equalize population among Lexington's 12 Urban County Council districts got preliminary approval from council members Tuesday.
To be formally adopted, the plan goes to the council at its meeting Thursday night for first reading, and it is slated to get a second reading and a vote Oct. 27. If approved, the redistricting plan would take effect Oct. 28.
Fayette County's population grew 13.5 percent since 2000, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, meaning 33,000 citizens had to be moved into new districts to achieve a median of 24,650 people in each.
Council members met last week and made one minor change in the proposal, drafted by a 15-member citizen redistricting committee.
These precincts were moved into District 1 and will be represented by Chris Ford: Blue Acres, Green Acres, Marl boro, Oakwood, Rad cliffe, Shandon Park, Valley Farm and Winburn.
Westhampton precinct was shifted into District 2, represented by Tom Blues.
Imperial and Triangle Park will go into District 3, represented by Diane Lawless.
Bridgemont, Pinnacle and Rolling Creek were moved to District 4, Julian Beard's district.
Cassidy, Patchen Village, Plainview and Warfield Place will be in District 5, represented by Bill Farmer.
Fiddler Creek, Four Wynds and Heartwood will be in George Myers' District 8.
Windstar goes into District 9, whose representative is Jay McChord.
Ashbrooke, Blackhorse, Clemens Heights, Indian Hills and Plantation were moved into District 10, represented by Doug Martin.
Alexandria, Garden Springs, Lafayette, Pershing and Picadome will be in District 11, represented by Peggy Henson.