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File #: 22-413    Version: 1
Type: Presentation Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 7/13/2022 In control: Board of County Commissioners Study Session
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action:
Title: 1:00 PM *Redistricting Process Update
Attachments: 1. Board Summary Report, 2. Updated Redistricting Proposal, 3. HB 21-1047, 4. BOCC Meeting - April 6, 2021
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To: Board of County Commissioners

Through: Michelle Halstead, Director, Commissioners' Office

Prepared By:
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Kendra Davis, Management Analyst II, Commissioners' Office
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Presenter: Kendra Davis, Management Analyst II, Commissioners' Office
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Subject:
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1:00 PM *Redistricting Process Update
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Purpose and Request:
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The purpose of this study session is to provide an update to the Board of County Commissioners regarding the upcoming redistricting process. The Board heard a proposal on April 6, 2021, and provided feedback on that proposal, as well as approval to move forward. Staff will provide an update on the process and next steps, seek official assignment of staff to assist the redistricting commission, as well as receive any additional feedback the Board may wish to provide.
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Background and Discussion: All counties in the state are required to examine their commissioner districts following a federal census and ensure that each district is as close to equal in population as possible (30-10-306, C.R.S.). In previous years, the new district boundaries were required to be adopted by the board of county commissioners by September 30 of the year following the census.

The State Legislature passed HB 21-1047 (attached) last year which shifted county redistricting requirements to September 30 of the second odd-numbered year following the census (September 2023) and created a new process that includes appointment of a county commissioner redistricting commission that holds open meetings, engages with the public, and drafts no less than three maps for consideration.

At a study session on April 6, 2021, the Board approved a proposal from staff (consistent with the new legislation) wherein the decision-making process allows the Board of County Commissioners to appoint a redistricting advisory committee but allows the Board to retain final decision-making authority on map decisions. The redistricting ...

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