Council to hold public hearing on revised city map
DES MOINES, IOWA – Thursday, December 16, 2021 – Des Moines City Council will hold a public hearing next week to seek comment and consider the latest revisions to the city’s precinct and neighborhood layout. The hearing to consider the ordinances to adopt the new neighborhoods and neighborhoods is scheduled for the December 20 council meeting at 5 p.m. at City Hall.
The revisions proposed by the Polk County Auditor includes revisions to proposed boundary and ward boundary changes approved by Council November 30. For the convenience of voters, an area between wards 1 and 3 has been adjusted to encompass as much of the Drake University campus as possible. In addition, the population differences between the four neighborhoods have been adjusted to be more proportionate.
Once the final boundary changes are approved by ordinance, they will be forwarded to the Iowa Secretary of State, as required by the Iowa code. If the board rejects Polk County auditor’s recommendations, reasons why will need to be included in orders.
The changes to the city boundary and neighborhood boundaries follow the 2020 U.S. Census and redistribution efforts approved by the Iowa Legislature.
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