PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY REDISTRICTING COMMISSION SEEKS COMMUNITY INPUT AS PROCESS TO REESTABLISH DISTRICT BOUNDARIES MOVES FORWARD
First Virtual Public Hearing – Monday, July 19th
The Prince George’s County Redistricting Commission, charged with proposing boundary changes for nine (9) existing Council districts, will hold its first virtual public hearing on Monday, July 19, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.
The 2021 Prince George’s County Redistricting Commission, appointed by the adoption of CR-06-2021 in January, is charged with preparing a plan and report explaining proposed boundary changes for the County’s nine Council districts, based on 2021 census data, which is expected to be released in August. A redistricting plan will be submitted to the Council by September 1, 2021.
The 2021 Redistricting Commission is chaired by Tree of Life Christian Ministries Pastor, James J. Robinson. Commissioners include Prince George’s County Chamber of Commerce President, David C. Harrington, and former Prince George’s Community College President, Dr. Charlene Mickens-Dukes. Dr. Nathaniel Persily, James B. McClatchy Professor of Law, Stanford Law School, serves as consultant to the 2021 Redistricting Commission.
On June 21st, the 2021 Redistricting Commission voted to release preliminary maps of boundary changes for Council districts using projected census population data from Haystaq—which specializes in census redistricting data tabulations. Official census data for Prince George’s County has not yet been released by the U.S. Census Bureau.
To submit public comments, questions, concerns or alternative proposals to the preliminary maps, in advance of the July 19, 2021 Prince George’s County Redistricting Commission Public Hearing, please email: Redistricting2021.firstname.lastname@example.org To register for the public hearing, please click HERE before the registration deadline of Thursday, July 15th, 2021.
To view the public hearing live and on demand, visit https://pgccouncil.us/303/County-Council-Video on July 19th at 5:00 p.m.