Citizens Redistricting Commission Releases Draft Map; Urges Rules Committee to Provide Additional Opportunities for Public Comment Before Voting on New Districts
Today, Common Cause Indiana released a draft map of new Indianapolis Marion County City County Council districts drawn by its multi-partisan Indianapolis Citizens Redistricting Commission (ICRC) and urged the Council to provide additional opportunity for public comment before finalizing the new map. The ICRC consists of nine Indianapolis voters: three Republicans, three Democrats and three individuals who are neither Republican nor Democrat. Last week, the ICRC spent Tuesday and Wednesday evening online with a mapping expert working to develop a draft map. It was sent to members of the City Council’s Rules and Public Policy Committee today with the request that it be considered along with the redistricting proposal developed by an outside law firm at the behest of the Council majority.