No One Testified During Frederick County Council Hearing On Redistricting

But the record remains open until Friday.

Frederick, Md. (KM) The Frederick County Council on Tuesday night held a hearing on the proposed redistricting plan for the County’s five Councilmanic Districts, but no one testified.

The plan developed by the Frederick County Redistricting Commission would leave Districts 1, 3, and 4 in place. But would make adjustments to District 2 and 5. Council President MC Keegan-Ayer says the plan would move the Libertytown, and Unionville/Linganore Grange Hall Precincts from Distinct 2, which takes up most of the eastern part of the county, to District 5, which encompasses most of northern Frederick County.

“And that will take District 5 from a population 47, 882 up to a population of 52,312,” says Keegan-Ayer.

District 2 population will decrease from 57,447 to 53,017.

The Redistricting Commission says this change keeps the Council Districts  compact and contiguous, and mostly equal in population.

President Keegan-Ayer says citizens who were not able to comment on Tuesday evening can express their opinions on the plan by sending an e-mail to [email protected], or call 301-600-1135. The deadline to offer comments is Friday, December 3rd at 3:00 PM.

The Council is expected to discuss this plan during its meeting on December 14th, with a vote expected on December 21st.

By Kevin McManus