Reporting Levon Putney
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (WCBS 880) – Jersey City will hold a public hearing on Sunday afternoon about the state’s redistricting efforts.
Currently, Jersey City is divided into three districts along state and congressional lines, but Mayor Jerramiah Healy said the city is about to get a redistricting that will give more representation to the city.
“The courts have rules that the Republicans, oddly enough, were correct and that Jersey City should have two districts. Newark should have two districts,” he said.
It’s all about residents having a voice in the statehouse equal to the size of their town, he said, so that they have their issues heard in Trenton.
Healy thinks his two northern districts represented by North Bergen state Sen. Nicholas Sacco and Union City Sen. Brian Stack are more likely to be changed within his city.
Now Healy’s just waiting to see how the redistricting will be done.
“We express no preference,” he said, just as long as it is done.
The meeting will be at Hudson County Community College at 161 Newkirk St.