Governor’s Redistricting Commission to Hold Regional Meeting for Montgomery County Residents
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Governor’s Redistricting Commission to Hold Regional Meeting for Montgomery County Residents

Per Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order, the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on Monday, July 21, at 6:00 pm for Montgomery County residents. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the governor’s executive order charges the commission with producing fair maps for both state legislative and congressional districts that comply with a set of criteria, including: Complies with U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act of 1965 Respects natural boundaries and geographic integrity Does not…

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Measuring “Tree Equity” For Downtown Areas Across MD

strong>The organization American Forests has developed a system of "Tree Equity Scores" to assess canopy and availability by downtown area -- see where your neighborhood rates. Trees are readily recognized as assets for quality of life, healthy living, and temperature moderation in downtown areas. Now, a tool is available to synthesize an area's tree cover to help benchmark this across different areas. The "Tree Equity Score" - where graphic at right from the website helps…

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Montgomery County Commission on Redistricting Meets July 14

The sixth meeting of the Montgomery County Commission on Redistricting will take place via Zoom on Wednesday, July 14 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be livestreamed on the Montgomery County Council's Facebook page. The Commission on Redistricting was established after the confirmation of 11 appointed members by the Council on Jan. 26. In the 2020 general election, the Montgomery County Charter was amended by the voters to require the County to be…

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President Ferguson, Speaker Jones Announce Legislative Redistricting Commission

Senate President Bill Ferguson and House Speaker Adrienne Jones this week announced the Legislative Redistricting Advisory Commission, which is charged with redrawing Maryland’s new Congressional and Legislative district maps. Members will focus on developing new map configurations to best account for Maryland’s seven percent population growth. Karl Aro will serve as the Chair of the Commission. Mr. Aro, the former Executive Director of the non-partisan Department of Legislative Services, has 32 years of redistricting experience,…

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Redistricting Commission to Hold Regional Meeting for Baltimore County Residents

In accordance with Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order, the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on Monday, July 12, at 6:00 pm for Baltimore County residents. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the governor’s executive order charges the commission with producing fair maps for both state legislative and congressional districts that comply with a set of criteria, including: Complies with U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act of 1965 Respects natural boundaries and geographic integrity Does…

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Redistricting Commission to Hold Regional Meeting for Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County

In accordance with Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order, the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, July 7, at 6:00 pm for residents of Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County and Howard County. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the governor’s executive order charges the commission with producing fair maps for both state legislative and congressional districts that comply with a set of criteria, including: Complies with U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act of 1965…

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Redistricting Commission to Hold Regional Meeting for Allegany, Garrett, Frederick, and Washington Counties

In accordance with Governor Larry Hogan’s executive order, the Maryland Citizens Redistricting Commission will hold a virtual public meeting on Wednesday, June 30, at 6:00 pm for residents of Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. As previously reported on Conduit Street, the governor’s executive order charges the commission with producing fair maps for both state legislative and congressional districts that comply with a set of criteria, including: Complies with U.S. Constitution and Voting Rights Act of 1965 Respects natural…

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Join the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) for A Workshop

Join the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association (MPCA) for a free workshop called Mastering the Master Plan on Friday, July 16, from 10:00 –11:30 a.m. 2020 Census data is soon to be released, and many counties are already involved in community discussions of updating their comprehensive/master plans in accordance with Maryland's Land Use Article (LUA). Many, if not most, jurisdictions align the development of a new or updated comprehensive plan with the release of decennial census data. The…

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