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City of Columbia ward reapportionment committee announces meetings on ward redistricting

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The City of Columbia ward reapportionment committee is hosting four public information meetings.

The meetings will be held on:

  • Wednesday, Jan.19, 2022, in Room A, Activity & Recreation Center (ARC), 1701 West Ash Street, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, at John B. Lange Middle School, 2201 Smiley Lane, 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Monday, Jan. 24, 2022, at the Fellowship Room, Rock Bridge Christian Church, 301 West Green Meadows Road, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022, at City of Refuge, 7 East Sexton Road, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

All interested persons are welcome to attend and may come and go as they please.

The purpose of these meetings is to engage the public in the work of the Ward Reapportionment Committee, which began Dec. 13, 2021, and will end in a report to the City Council to be completed by Feb. 15, 2022.

Participants are invited to offer comments on three drafts of "trial" maps (A, B, C) and the process in general, as well as learn more about the work of Council ward redistricting. The public should be aware that at this point in the process the maps are works in progress.

The City Council appointed the committee in November 2021 for the purpose of making recommendations on an updated ward map to the City Council by Feb. 15, 2022. A new ward map will not become effective until after the April 5, 2022, municipal election.

Karl Wehmhoener

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