Now that the statewide legislative reapportionment is complete, it’s time for Minneapolis. (St. Paul did its redistricting last year.) Public hearings on redistricting plans are set for February 29 and March 1. For details on controversies, see Minority representation, downtown dominate redistricting discussion in Minneapolis.
Meetings: February 29, 5-7 p.m., at Webber Community Center 4400 Dupont Ave. N.
March 1, 5-7 p.m., at Hosmer Library, 347 E. 36th St.
Redistricting2012@minneapolismn.gov or submitting written testimony to Redistricting Office, c/o City Clerk’s Office, Room 304 City Hall, 350 South 5th Street, Minneapolis 55415. All comments must include real names and addresses.
The Minneapolis draft ward maps and more information are available at the city redistricting website.
Barry Clegg, chair of the Minneapolis Charter Commission, wrote in an email posted on E-Democracy:
“There will be a lot of changes in ward lines after this redistricting. We have 3 wards that have too few in population (4,5,6) and 2 that have too many (2,7). Once those are shifted, almost all wards may look different than they do now. Park districts have to change too.”
Minneapolis redistricting must be completed by April 3.