Outgoing City-County Council President Ryan Vaughn has unveiled his new proposed council district maps. By law new maps must be redrawn every ten years in accordance with the census. The move has been controversial as Democrats have complained Vaughn exceeded his authority in drawing the new maps and he should not have contracted with Election attorney David Brooks to do the work.
Vaughn says he was within his authority to do the new maps. He says the new maps create an even number of safe Republican and Democratic districts, protect minority representation and create about a half dozen competitive district while meeting state and federal requirements of keeping together communities of interest and compactness.
The maps are embedded below…
Vaughn plans to hold four public hearings on the maps and a vote could come at the December 19th City-Council Meeting. The meeting times are listed below.
November 28th 6-8pm
Wayne Township Fire Headquarters, 700 N. High School Rd. (2nd floor classroom A) (Elevator is available).
December 1st 6-8pm
John Boner Center, 2236 East 10th Street.
December 6th 6-8pm
Sterrett Center, 8950 Otis Avenue.
December 8th 6-8pm
City County Building, Public Assembly Room.