Press Release - Redistricting

Press Release - Redistricting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 24, 2012

 

CITY CONTACT

Paul López, City Council Member – District 3

Chair, Redistricting Committee

720.337.3333

Janna Bergquist, City Council Executive Director

720.337.2000

 

 

City Council Hosts Public Meetings to Examine Proposed Redistricting Maps

(DENVER)  The Denver City Council will hold five public meetings beginning February 29, 2012, in the different quadrants of the City to collect public input on several proposed redistricting maps.  All Denver residents are encouraged to attend and provide feedback. 

 

At least once every 10 years, the Denver City Council must redraw its district boundaries, based on the latest U.S. Census data.  In order to comply with the Charter, Denver City Council must adopt an ordinance establishing new council district boundaries by the end of April 2012.  The new map will be effective for purposes of the 2015 municipal election.

 

On September 26, 2011, Council adopted Resolution 11-0661 stating its principles and procedures for the redistricting process.  In accordance with this resolution, five public meetings have been scheduled to explain the redistricting purpose and process to the public, present proposed maps, and gather public input. 

 

Citizens will have the option of attending the meetings in person, or e-mailing their questions and/or comments to the City Council.  E-mail may be sent to:  

redistricting@denvergov.org

Citizens will have until the last public meeting on March 10th to submit questions or comments.

 

More information related to redistricting can be found on the Denver City Council website at:  www.denvergov.org/citycouncil (click on the Redistricting tab at the top of the page).

 

The schedule for the public meetings follows.

 

Central Quadrant:

Wednesday, February 29, 2012      

City & County Bldg., Room 391 

1437 Bannock St.  

5:30–7:00 pm

 

Southwest Quadrant:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Southwest Improvement Council (SWIC) Bldg.

1000 S. Lowell Blvd.

5:30 – 7:00 pm

 

Northeast Quadrant:

Wednesday, March 7, 2012       

Central Park Recreation Center

9651 E. MLK (Martin Luther King) Blvd.

6:00 – 7:30 pm

 

Southeast Quadrant:

Thursday, March 8, 2012     

Police District 3 Station

1625 S. University

6:00 – 7:30 pm

 

Northwest Quadrant:

Saturday, March 10, 2012       

Historic Delmonico Hall

3220 Federal Blvd.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

District 9:

Saturday, March 3, 2012       

Historic Delmonico Hall

3220 Federal Blvd.

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

 

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