While the legislature is out for the next two weeks the Joint Legislative Committee on Reapportionment will be working on the upcoming plan to redraw Alabama’s Congressional and State Board of Education lines. The Committee will conduct public hearings throughout the state to receive input from interested citizens and citizen groups on issues relating to redrawing congressional and state school board district lines.
Below is the body of the notice sent out today regarding these hearings:
As a result of the 2010 decennial census, the Legislature is required to redraw congressional and state school board lines to comply with the one person, one vote requirement of the federal constitution, and the representation requirement of the state constitution.
The date, time and location of hearings are being publicized so citizens and citizen groups can attend and voice their views and concerns. These hearings are intended to be forums for receiving public input on all issues affecting the redistricting process. Comments are solicited on identification of communities of interest.
Although written statements are not required, the Committee encourages the submission of written statements and a brief oral summary of these statements at the hearings. Any interested party unable to attend a hearing may submit written statements directly to the Committee at the address stated above, or electronically.
May 9, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Huntsville – Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe Street, North Hall, Salon 1A
May 10, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Birmingham – Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center, 2100 Richard Arrington, Jr. Blvd. N., Ballroom #4
May 11, 2011,6:30 p.m.
Mobile – Tillman’s Corner Community Center, 5055 Carol Plantation Road
May 12, 2011, 3:30 p.m.
Montgomery – State Capitol Auditorium, 600 Dexter Avenue
May 13, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Selma – St. James Hotel (downtown Selma), 1200 Water Avenue, Ballroom A
May 18, 2011, 2:00
Montgomery – Alabama State House, 11 S. Union Street, Joint Briefing Room (807)