Council districts OK as-is

DOWNEY - After reviewing information from the 2010 Census, the city of Downey will not be required to redraw its district boundary lines, city officials announced this week.State and federal laws require that electoral districts have similar populations while not discriminating against a minority group. Downey has four districts (not counting the city-wide district 5) with an average population of about 27,000 residents each. District 1 in southeast Downey has the lowest population with 26,942 residents and District 3 in northwest Downey has the most with 29,058, according to Census information.

********** Published: May 12, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 4