Denver City Council begins redistricting process
Published on July 24, 2021
Every 10 years, when the U.S. Census releases its data, Denver City Council leads a process to re-draw council district boundaries. The goal of the process is to create council district that have roughly equal populations, are compact and keep residents of established neighborhoods in the same council district.
That process begins today with the launch of the Define Your Denver map drive. City Council is encouraging citizens of Denver to visit representable.org to map our what they consider their community of interest to be. There are also a few brief questions to answer.
City Council will use the information submitted by Denver residents to help them determine where district boundary lines should be drawn.
“It is my honor to be the chair of the redistricting process, Map Your Denver, for Denver City Council. Redistricting provides residents the opportunity to help shape how Council boundaries are created for the next generation of Denverites,” said Councilwoman Amanda P. Sandoval, chair of the redistricting workgroup. “With the help of innovative tools such as Representable.org created by Princeton University students we hope it provides an opportunity to give power to the people to create a more representative Denver. We are ready to undertake this great responsibility and are eager to see how residents map their communities."
The map drive will be active until early fall. Once the new Census data is available Sept. 30, the drawing of district maps will begin. A public mapping tool for this phase of the process will be launched and a series of public meetings will be scheduled. City Council is expected to vote on new boundaries in March 2022.
For more information, please visit denvergov.org/redistricting or email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.