Updated Community Meeting-Rosedale Citizen Alliance(RCA)

The Rosedale Citizen Alliance Meeting for Thursday, May 5, 2011 has been canceled. They are asking that all Rosedale Members attend the redistricting meeting, the information is posted below. Thanks for your time and support for the Rosedale Citizen Alliance.

Join the Ward 6 Democrats this Thursday for a public meeting on the DC’s re-districting plan for Ward 6!

  • When –  Thursday, May 5th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm
  • Where –  Friendship Public Charter School / Chamberlain Elementary (gymnasium), 1345 Potomac Ave, SE (across from Harris Teeter)
  • RSVP – W6DemsRedistricting

Every 10 years, the District must redraw ward boundary lines in an effort to maintain a roughly equivalent population in each ward. According to the 2010 Census results, Wards 7 and 8 must add population, while Ward 2 needs to reduce population. But while Wards 5 and 6 aren’t required to move increase or decrease their population, both wards border the three wards that need to grow and shrink. The result? The boundaries of Wards 5 and 6 likely need to be changed so that Wards 2, 7 and 8 meet the legal requirements.

To help ensure that Ward 6 residents are able to have their voice heard, the Ward 6 Democrats have invited the three co-chairs of the Council’s Special Committee, as well as Ward 6 Councilmember Tommy Wells, to attend a public meeting on the District’s redistricting plan for the Ward. We’ll share detailed Census data and maps, and facilitate a discussion about the community’s reaction to any proposed changes to the ward’s boundaries.

What’s the overall Re-Districting timeline?

The Council has created a Special Committee on Redistricting to develop and propose a new ward map. The Special Committee is co-chaired by Councilmembers Phil Mendelson, Michael A. Brown, and Jack Evans. Below is a timeline of their scheduled work:

  • Monday, April 25, 2011 – Public hearing to receive public comments and recommendations
  • Wednesday, April 27, 2011 – Public hearing to receive public comments and recommendations
  • Mid-to-Late May 2011 – Special Committee will propose and vote on a new ward boundary map and then hold a public hearing to review and hear feedback from constituents
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2011 – Council will hold its first vote on a finalized ward boundary map
  • Late June or early July – The second and final vote will occur