Thursday, June 21, 2012
Redistricting Open House
The Council is very interested in making the best and most well-informed decision regarding Council Member District adjustments, and they want you to help them do just that. Please visit and share your insights with them at an open house on June 28, 7:00pm, in the Council Chambers at 351 West Center Street.
More information regarding the redistricting process and specific proposals may be found here.
What is redistricting?
State law requires that Council Member Districts are of substantially equal population (+/- 10%) and that it must be evaluated and adjusted after every Federal Census. There are five Council Member Districts and two City-wide positions. The deadline for the Provo City Council to adjust district boundaries is July 27, 2012.
Citizen created maps
The City created a online interactive tool that allowed citizens to develop their own concepts for redistricting. Although the submission period has closed, you may view all of the submitted maps at redistricting.provo.org.
Citizen Advisory Committee
The Council's Redistricting Committee established a citizens' advisory panel to study the citizen created maps and provide feedback regarding them. Their report and top six maps may be found here.