Friday, February 10, 2012

Detroit City Council Districts

  • The recently-released four draft versions of new City Council districts have drawn plenty of criticism and concern from residents who fear they might be drawn out of traditional neighborhoods or lose representation to more powerful interests.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • minute City Council hopes to decide on a final plan by February 16 to ensure district maps can be formally approved prior to a residency deadline for 2013 candidates.
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  • We are doing something different here with the Council Districts maps feedback process. Citizens have a voice. Detroit City Council will host four public meetings which began on Friday, February 3 to gather citizens feedback.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Rosedale Park resident Denise Beauregard says she believes that like-minded people should be in the same Detroit City Council district because their priorities are the same.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • Public meetings continue this week to gather comments on four proposed maps that slice up Detroit into seven voting districts for City Council and Board of Police Commissioner seats. The second meeting is Monday at 7 p.m.
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  • Below are four proposed maps that outline how Detroit City Council districts will look as the city moves from at-large council representation to districts. The council will decide which version will become the citys districts.
  • (Detroit Free Press)
  • DETROIT (WJBK) - DETROIT (WJBK) -- Detroit City Council members are beginning the drawn out process of selecting new voting districts.
  • (MyFox Detroit)
  • Yes, thats right, we have a full court press on to try to drive the correct decision in creating reasonable and equitable Detroit City Council districts. Read Free Press editor Stephen Hendersons take here.
  • (Model D)
  • where the new districts were unveiled. In 2009, voters decided Detroit City Council should be elected by district. In 2011, Detroiters adopted the revised city charter, which mandated the new district lines.
  • (Michigan Citizen)
  • The Ypsilanti City Council meeting Tuesday presented a resolution to the council from the Millennial Mayor's Congress. Ypsilanti is the only community in Washtenaw Countyparticipating in the Detroit metro area Mayors Millenial Congress.
  • (Echo online)

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