Census 2020 Redistricting Public Hearing set for Tuesday’s Council meeting

The Council has voted to set a public hearing for this Tuesday’s meeting to allow for additional public comments regarding the proposed reapportionment of the City Council districts. That public hearing will be tomorrow, April 19th on the 3rd Floor of Birmingham City Hall during the regularly scheduled Council meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m.

For those interested, the Council has launched a website with the current draft of the map, along with a portal for public feedback. The districts defined in the newly proposed map will be utilized for the next regularly scheduled (and/or special called) Birmingham city elections during this decade for elected positions on the Birmingham City Council and Birmingham School Board.

Following the 2020 Census, the Birmingham City Council was tasked with reapportioning the City’s nine districts to make sure populations were evenly distributed, as is required by federal law.

Last month, the Council held a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed map at the Birmingham CrossPlex (Click here to watch the entire meeting).

“Throughout this entire redistricting process, and even during the 2020 Census, we’ve continued to seek feedback from our residents and work with them,” Council President Wardine Alexander said. “We’re once again asking our residents to come and discuss these proposed changes as we near the end of our process and finalize the new boundary maps.”