Redistricting public hearing held

Updated- Several people spoke to senators Monday night about how they believe new state senate districts should look in Horry County.

Some also told senators how they think a new seventh congressional district should be drawn.

Horry County's population boomed between 2000 and 2010, growing 37 percent.

Dennis DiSabato, the president of the Carolina Forest Civic Association old senators says he believes Carolina Forest should be governed by one senator, not split between two or more.

He says, "We have a lot of unique needs. We've outgrown a lot of our infrastructure out there, we have economic development issues that are unique to Carolina Forest. We have public safety issues that are unique to Carolina Forest. We want to make sure our representation understands that."


How do you believe boundaries for congressional districts should be drawn?

Every ten years, after detailed census information is released, the South Carolina legislature sets to redraw districts based on the new population information.

Last month, the U.S. Census Bureaureleased the detailed 2010 Census information, and now the South Carolina House and Senate want to hear from you about how the lines should be drawn.

Horry County's population grew 37% from 2000 to 2010. Based on the growth the Grand Strand could pick up its own U.S. Congressional seat, and more state representatives in Columbia.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a public hearing in Conway at the Horry Georgetown Technical College's Burroughs and Chapin Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Monday night.

Everyone is invited to attend and give their thoughts on how the boundary lines for districts should be drawn, how changes could affect them.

For more information on the hearing, click here.

If you can't attend Monday night's meeting, leave a comment with a question and we will try to pass it on to lawmakers there.