Monday, April 9, 2012

April 16, 18 & 25: Redistricting?!


Aurora residents have an opportunity to give feedback on the proposed draft of the City’s new ward boundaries map, which is being redrawn based on the 2010 U.S. Census results.

The City’s Ward Remap Committee has been tasked with redrawing ward boundaries based upon well-established legal factors, including equal population (that should not deviate by more than 10 percent of the ideal size of 19,790 residents), contiguity, compactness and natural boundaries.

Residents are invited to attend any one of three scheduled meetings, which will begin with an informal review and discussion of the map followed by an on-the-record session where questions can be posed directly to the Committee. The Committee is composed of appointed City Council members, City staff and residents. The meetings will begin at 7 p.m. on:

· Monday, April 16 at the Customer Service Center, 3770 McCoy Drive;
· Wednesday, April 18 at the Fred Rodgers Community Center, 501 College Ave.; and
· Wednesday, April 25 at the Aurora Public Library West Branch, 233 Constitution Drive.

The Committee will reconvene later to discuss the feedback received at the meetings. After consideration of all the information received, the Committee will make a final map recommendation to the City Council this spring. The City Council is tentatively scheduled to vote on the recommended map this summer.

Residents can find a copy of the proposed map and supporting demographic information on the City’s website at Hard copies of the map are available at any of the three Aurora Public Library facilities, including Downtown, 1 E. Benton St.; Eola Branch, 555 S. Eola Road; and the West Branch, 233 S. Constitution Drive.

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