Wilmington Begins The Process Of Redistricting

Tuesday, August 22, 2021

Wilmington City Council begins the process of Redistricting the city’s eight Councilmanic Districts

Link to Wilmington City Council’s redistricting process: www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com/redistricting
(Wilmington, DE) – The City of Wilmington will begin the process of redistricting its councilmanic districts on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at 5pm. Per City Code/Charter, Sec. 2-32, the process, which happens every 10 years, sets forth the mandatory duty of the city council to redistrict the city into eight councilmanic districts within six months after the date of publication by the United States Census Bureau of the population of the city.  The U.S. Census Bureau released the official population census numbers on August 12, 2021.

The city council’s redistricting committee is comprised of the president of city council and six members appointed by the president of city council. The following Councilpersons have been appointed to the official City Council Redistricting Committee: Council Member At-Large James Spadola, Council Member At-Large Rysheema Dixon, Council Member At-Large Maria D. Cabrera, 2nd District Council Member Shané Darby, 3rd District Council Member Zanthia Oliver, and 4th District Council Member Michelle Harlee. President Ernest “Trippi” Congo will chair the committee.

The City Council Redistricting Committee is tasked with preparing a report that contains a recommended plan for adjusting the councilmanic district boundaries of districts one through eight to comply with the list of procedures that can be seen by visiting the following link here.

Presentations and discussions for the Wilmington City Council Redistricting Committee Meeting on August 25, 2021, at 5pm, will include the following:

  • Committee Responsibilities and Process
  • State Census and Maptitude Software Overview
  • Summary of Voters Rights
  • SB# 171
  • League of Women Voter’s
  • Review Maps
  • Public Input (written comment strongly encouraged)

You can view the agenda and meeting details here. For all future meetings please visit our Wilmington City Council’s “Events Calendar” here.

The public can access the meeting by joining a meeting on Zoom with “Meeting ID” as 826 7518 0571, or by Telephone by dialing: (929) 205-6099 or (301) 715-8592, or in-person in Council Chambers located at the Louis L. Redding City/County building at 800 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, or on our government access channel, WITN22, on Comcast Channel 22 and online on WITN22’s website and Facebook and YouTube page. To stay up to date with the latest information visit www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com/redistricting.

If you are unsure of which district you reside in, Wilmington City Council encourages you to submit your street address on their website here in the section “Find Your District Council Member.”

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