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LINCOLN CONSIDERING VOTING DISTRICTS -- NEXT PUBLIC HEARING SCHEDULED FOR 01/28/2020
The City is considering moving to voting districts for City Council elections. The next public hearing is on January 28, 2019 at 6:00pm. District map-drawing tools are now available, click here. The first deadline to submit draft district maps was January 2, 2020 by 5:00pm. Preliminary district maps were released January 7, 2020 for the January 14, 2020 public hearing. City Council is seeking input on the following issues:
- What do you define as your neighborhood?
- What other neighborhoods are there in Lincoln?
- What communities of interest are there in Lincoln? See FAQ for definition of communities of interest
- Should communities of interest be united in one district (single representative) or multiple districts (having multiple representative)
- Election sequencing currently has three seats up for election in 2020 and two seats in 2022 – should this remain the same?
Please see the Demand Letter, Resolution of Intent, the Public Notice, the FAQ (updated 01/15/2020), Public Comments from Public Hearing #1 (draft minutes page 2) and Public Comments from Public Hearing #2 (draft minutes page 5) for more details.
The City has received 7 map submittals so far, maps 101-107. There are three maps that are invalid:101 is not contiguous; 102 and 106 are not population balanced).
The other four maps, 103-105 and 107, meet the contiguity and population balance requirements.
Additionally, the City's consultant, National Demographics Corporation, has created three draft maps, 108 - 110.
For each map, there's a two-page PDF file. The first page is a PDF map -- including a note about 101, 102 and 106 not being contiguous/balanced, and proposed election sequencing for each map -- and the second page is the demographic profile of the districts in the plan. Note, election sequencing was updated on maps 103 and 105 - both original and updated maps are included.
Also included is a PDF file called "Plan Submitter Comments" which is the listing of the comments provided by each plan submitter with their plan.
Please click on the links below to review each map and plan submitter comments:
At the January 14, 2020 City Council meeting, the City Councilmembers selected the maps below to focus on in the fourth public hearing on January 28, 2020 at 6:00pm.
Additionally, the next deadline to submit draft district maps will be January 16, 2020 by 5:00pm. Any maps received by this deadline will be released on January 21, 2020 along with any revisions to the three focus maps above and will be considered at the January 28, 2020 public hearing.