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File #: R-4-21    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 3/1/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/12/2021 Final action:
Title: Annapolis Ward Boundary and Redistricting Commission - For the purpose of establishing a Commission that the City historically forms after each federal decennial census to reevaluate the boundaries of its wards; and generally relating to said Commission.
Sponsors: Gavin Buckley
Attachments: 1. R-4-21 First Reader, 2. R-4-21 Staff Report, 3. R-4-21 Fiscal Impact Note, 4. R-4-21 Amendment 1 - Schandelmeier, 5. R-4-21 Amendment 2 - Buckley, 6. R-4-21 Amendment 3 - Buckley
Title
Annapolis Ward Boundary and Redistricting Commission - For the purpose of establishing a Commission that the City historically forms after each federal decennial census to reevaluate the boundaries of its wards; and generally relating to said Commission.
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CITY COUNCIL OF THE
City of Annapolis

Resolution 4-21

Introduced by: Mayor Buckley
Co-sponsored by:

A RESOLUTION concerning

Annapolis Ward Boundary and Redistricting Commission

FOR the purpose of establishing a Commission that the City historically forms after each federal decennial census to reevaluate the boundaries of its wards; and generally relating to said Commission.

WHEREAS, Article II, Section 1 of the Charter of the City of Annapolis states that, "the city shall be divided by ordinance into eight (8) wards of approximately equal proportion"; and

WHEREAS, Article III, Section 2 of the Charter of the City of Annapolis states that the City Council has the power to, "...divide the city into election districts, define their bounds and limits, and correct the same from time to time, so as to preserve as accurately as may be an equal number of inhabitants in each of said districts"; and

WHEREAS, Section 2.16.190.B of the Annapolis City Code states that, "The Mayor may designate any other standing or special committees as the Mayor deems appropriate from time to time"; and

WHEREAS, since the 1970 federal census, the City Council has sought citizen assistance with reevaluating the boundaries of its wards; and

WHEREAS, the last time the City of Annapolis conducted redistricting activities was in 2011 after the 2010 United States census data was released.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that the City of Annapolis Ward Boundary and Redistricting Commission be and the same is hereby established.

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED BY THE ANNAPOLIS CITY COUNCIL that in support of those purposes:

1. The members of the Commission shall be as follows:

1. Emma Smith
2. Brand...

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