Wilmington City Council Newsletter November 5, 2021

Wilmington City Council is accepting
Redistricting Maps/Proposals from the Public for consideration

Did you know that drawing new boundaries for Wilmington’s eight districts is not a process only reserved for City Council’s Redistricting Committee? You can be a part of the process too. Wilmington City Council is encouraging members of the public to provide any maps or proposals by Monday, November 15, 2021, to allow for ample time to have suggested maps generated and printed. To submit written proposals and maps for consideration by City Council’s Redistricting Committee, email us at redistricting@wilmingtonde.gov. You can also visit Wilmington City Council’s office on the 9th floor at the Louis L. Redding City/County building to submit your proposals in-person.

To view current maps and proposals, visit www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com/redistricting All recommended maps and proposals submitted by the public will be reviewed during our next official city-wide public hearing on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 5pm. Members of the public can attend the redistricting meetings for public comment either online, or in-person in Council Chambers located at the Louis L. Redding City/County building at 800 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.

Redistricting Summary Process
Tentative Timeline

The photos above provide information about projected redistricting deadlines for the City of Wilmington, Delaware. To learn more, visit our redistricting website at https://www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com/redistricting/

City of Wilmington, Delaware 2020 Redistricting Survey

Redistricting occurs once every ten years after the census has been completed. The Redistricting Committee of Wilmington City Council Delaware would like to receive feedback from the public regarding the submitted maps/proposals. Please complete the redistricting survey so that your voice is considered for this very important process that is impactful for the community. Per City Code, Council is mandated to have this process completed within 6 months of receiving the census data, and as such, must be done by the February 3, 2022 City Council Meeting. To complete the short survey, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GZZM9P9

City of Wilmington will observe Veterans’ Day on November 11, 2021

This year, the City of Wilmington will observe Veterans’ Day on November 11, 2021. Wilmington City Council deemed it necessary and appropriate to change the observance of Veterans’ Day as a holiday with pay for eligible City employees to the eleventh day of November to align with the date upon which the federal, State of Delaware, and New Castle County governments observe Veterans’ Day. Wilmington previously observed Veteran’s Day during the month of October. The change became effective on September 16, 2021 when Ordinance 21-045 passed by City Council and got approval by the Mayor. Wilmington City government offices will be closed on Thursday, November 11, 2021, for the City’s observance of Veterans Day.

Wilmington City Council thanks all those who embraced their duty to protect and serve our country and appreciate the sacrifices they made.

The end of Daylight Saving Time for 2021 arrives Sunday, November 7th

Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 7, 2021, when the clock will “fall back” one hour and in theory we get one extra hour of sleep. The change will cause our days to get darker earlier. Daylight saving time begins again on March 13, 2022, when clocks “spring forward.”


Media Contact: 
Yesenia Taveras, Director of Communications
302-576-2585 | ytaveras@wilmingtonde.gov
City Council Website: www.wilmingtoncitycouncil.com

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