Lincoln Police Jury, School Board Adopt Remap

A joint meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board (LPSB) and the Lincoln Parish Police Jury (LPPJ) last night adopted new district lines that reflect parish population changes from the 2010 census.

See here the maps.

New districts
Previous districts

The meeting was chaired by Third Judicial Assistant District Attorney Andy Shealy, who serves as legal adviser for both public bodies. Shealy noted that last night’s meeting was the third public hearing conducted since the process started earlier this year, and that discussions about the process was also brought up several times during police jury and school board meetings.

“I can assure you that every effort has been made to keep the public informed, as well as to seek input from them,” he said. “Any concern or suggestions… that we’ve not made an effort to include the public, or to keep them informed, or to make them knowledgeable about the process, I think is just without merit,” Shealy added.

The only public comment came from long-time political gadfly Bill Smith, who expressed concern about moving voters to different polling locations from where they previously had voted.

Shealy noted that during the process, efforts were made to minimize that issue.

Both the jury and school board passed the pertinent resolutions and ordinances unanimously.

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