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Redistricting: Council to Hold Public Hearing Wednesday, September 29

To quote the Washington Informer: "The District's Ward 6 has emerged as the epicenter for the city’s redistricting process that will begin [in September]."

Ward 6 is going to have to shed nearly 18,000 residents in order to keep the wards at the required level of balance, which means our ward is going to be SIGNIFICANTLY impacted.

CM Elissa Silverman is leading the DC Council's redistricting subcommittee, and she has posted a timeline of the many steps involved to her website.

The first step will be an initial public hearing to collect resident feedback as the ward lines are being redrawn to meet certain population thresholds. More information about the hearing, including how to sign-up to testify, can be found at

Residents can also use the new mapping tool,, to submit proposed maps as part of their testimony before the Council.

This hearing will be on Wednesday, September 29 starting at 10 am and will air live on Councilmember Silverman's Facebook page.

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