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City Clerk announces redistricting timeline
Thursday, August 30, 2012

The City of Colorado Springs City Charter and City Code require that the City Clerk redistrict City Council districts every four years.  Following is the timeline for the 2012 redistricting process pursuant to section 2-10(b) of the Charter and Sections 5.1.401, 5.1.402 and 5.1.403 of the City Code.  City Code Sections 5.1.401, 5.1.402 and 5.1.403 succinctly outline the process for the City Clerk to follow.  Council themselves passed these Code Sections in 2001 and created a process that deliberately does not include Council involvement in the redistricting.


Date                                                          Action                                                                   

9/10 (Informal Council Meeting)               Listen to Council Members' thoughts on the current

                                                                  district map

9/24 (Morning of)                                      Publicly release Preliminary 2012 Redistricting Map

10/13 (Saturday Morning)                         Hold Public Hearing on Preliminary 2012 Redistricting


11/13 (Morning of)                                     Publicly release Final 2012 Redistricting Report


This timeline complies with the City Charter and City Code and also the City Clerk's Office past precedent on the redistricting process.  

Redistricting is required to ensure that districts are contiguous and equal in population. Media availability with City Clerk – today after 2pm and Friday before 2:15pm.