Council Redistricting Begins With Hearings
A series of five public hearings will be held by the NYC Districting Commission from August 13 to August 23. Just as the United States Congress and state governments had to go through the process of redistricting, the same process with apply to the New York City Council which is currently divided into 51 districts across the five boroughs. Redistricting occurs every ten years upon completion of the U.S. Census.
The commission will use these hearings to compile public opinion on redistricting the New York City Council. All attendees will be given three minutes of speaking time. Individuals wishing to pre-register for speaking time or to submit written testimony in advance may do so by signing up online at http://www.- nyc.gov/districting. The commission is also asking that comments prior to the hearings be submitted either by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or addressed to Jonathan Ettricks of the Districting Commission at 253 Broadway, 7th Fl., New York, NY 10007.
The Queens hearing will held on Tuesday, August 21 from 5 to 9 p.m.