Monday, May 02, 2011

Apportionment Board sets meetings for redrawing council districts

Press release from the city of Toledo:

Apportionment board begins public meetings

Decennial census provides basis for drawing council districts

The Toledo apportionment board will host the first of three public meetings to solicit community input on the drawing of new council districts on Tuesday, May 3. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the Highland Park shelter house located at 1865 Finch St.

Residents will have two other opportunities to offer input on the process of reapportioning the City's six city council districts as required by the charter. Both meetings will be held on Tuesday, May 10. The first will begin at 5 p.m. at the Lagrange branch library at 3422 Lagrange St. The second will be held at 7 p.m. at the West Toledo branch library located at 1320 West Sylvania Ave.

Section 27A of the city charter provides for the reapportionment of council districts every ten years so that all council districts may be as even in population as possible. The board will use community feedback from the meetings and the 2010 Census data in working with the Toledo Plan Commission to establish new, equally populated council districts. Their work must be completed by May 15, 2011.


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