The Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners today voted unanimously to approve revisions to the port’s district ward boundaries in order to equalize voting populations in each of the representative ward districts.
The port utilized the City of Beaumont’s recent ward redistricting maps as a base for their own redistricting, but required other revisions to balance the populations of the four wards.
“We had to make some additional changes to what the city approved, because the navigation district boundaries are slightly larger than the city of Beaumont, so we picked up another 11,500 in population, most of that was in Ward 4, and so we had to do a little more distribution,” Port Director and CEO Chris Fisher said. “We ended up with what we think was a very good plan.” Listen
The plan will be forwarded to the Department of Justice for approval.
The board voted to approve the commissioner expense report for September.
Following the regular meeting, the board adjourned to a work session to tour facilities in the port, focusing on improvements made in the Orange County portion of the port.
All items were approved. All votes were unanimous with Louis Broussard absent. The Ward No. 1 position on the board remains vacant. Agenda