[COLUMBUS, OH] Today, October 7, 2021, the Council Residential Districting Commission (CRDC) released the second draft of residential maps. The three maps represent the inclusion of 2020 Census data, feedback given during the community outreach process and a trove of resident comments from the first map draft in September.
“Resident feedback is critical to ensuring these maps accurately represent the unique issues our neighborhoods face,” said Commission Chair Malik Moore. “We’ve taken a deep dive into each and every comment and have done our best to incorporate those views in these maps.”
View the current three drafts of Council Residential District Maps HERE. Within this online tool, residents can view district boundaries and provide feedback that will be shared directly with the CRDC. The release of these maps begins a 30-day comment period before the release of the third draft of maps in November.
"I'm very proud of the work accomplished so far," said Councilmember Emmanuel V. Remy. "Resident feedback is the most essential resource the commission can use to deliver strong, community driven maps. I look forward to encouraging folks to engage in this process over the next month."
Since May 2021, the CRDC has held nine public outreach meetings and nearly a dozen public working sessions to inform the map drawing process. Visit Facebook Live or City of Columbus' YouTube channel to view past meetings.
“The citizen commission has been listening to residents’ feedback and updating the maps to reflect neighborhood priorities,” said Council President Shannon G. Hardin. “I'm so encouraged by the level of engagement in this process and hope it continues as the commission finishes their work by the end of the year.”
Council will vote to approve a final draft map during the December 13, 2021 meeting, following the production of three final draft maps, incorporating all three rounds of public feedback. The districts will be in place for the 2023 Columbus City Council election cycle.
For more information, visit www.columbus.gov/districtingcommission/ or email [email protected].