Sat, 7:30 pm: Warren examines ward sizes

WARREN — Nearly 23 years since the last time the city reviewed the sizes of its wards, Councilman John Brown Jr. is pushing for officials to pursue a redistricting plan, saying the city’s declining population has made some wards significantly smaller than others.

Redistricting is, by law, supposed to happen within a year after the national census is completed every 10 years. Warren’s last approved redistricting plan was adopted in 1991.

Since the 1990 census, the city’s population has declined from 50,793 to 41,557 in the 2010 census. Since the the 2010 census, Brown, D-3rd Ward, estimates the population has declined to just more than 40,000 residents.

Read more in Sunday’s Tribune Chronicle.