Anne Arundel’s Redistricting Process Begins

Anne Arundel County’s Charter Revision Commission will hold its first meeting tonight to discuss possible changes to the council’s voting districts.  Changes to the boundaries of districts 1 and 4 are anticipated. According to an article in The Capital:

Over the past 10 years, the county’s population grew by 44,691 – from 489,656 to 534,347. The average – the so-called “ideal” – population for each district is 76,335.

According to the county, the population of District 1 – which includes Severn, Linthicum and Brooklyn Park – is now 9.63 percent below the ideal. District 4 – which includes Odenton, Laurel and Crownsville – is 10.93 percent above the ideal.

District 1 is represented by Councilman Daryl Jones, D-Severn. District 4 is represented by Councilman Jamie Benoit, D-Crownsville.

While population growth around Fort George G. Meade spurred the growth of District 4, a recent change in law prompted the decrease in District 1, officials said.

By statute, the county no longer counts the 5,000 inmates at the five state prisons in District 1 as part of that area’s population.

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