Panel sends ‘Plan A’ district boundary option to Common Council

Written by admin   // June 30, 2011   // 0 Comments

CITY HALL–The Common Council’s Judiciary and Legislation Committee today voted 3-2 to send proposed aldermanic district boundary “Plan A” to the full Common Council for a vote next week.

Although the action by the committee technically moves “Plan A” forward with a recommendation of passage, other proposed district boundary plans could be proffered on the Council floor for consideration on Wednesday, July 6, said Alderman Ashanti Hamilton, chair of the Judiciary and Legislation Committee, and author of “Plan A”(Council file# 110063).

The Council meets at 9 a.m. July 6 in the third floor Council Chamber at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.

Several people testified today before the committee, offering support for various plans, including options supported by the Latino Redistricting Committee.

“I am grateful for the passionate and thoughtful testimony we heard today, and it’s more evident than ever that people here are involved and care deeply about what we are doing, about this process, and about the future of the City of Milwaukee,” Alderman Hamilton said.

Because of publication requirements, if the Council makes any changes to “Plan A” as submitted at the July 6 meeting, the Council will be unable to take final action on the file until its next regular meeting on July 26.

Please go to http://city.milwaukee.gov/Redistricting to view the district plan and an overlay map produced by the Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB).


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