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In 2018, electors voted to create nine districts in the City of Columbus and add two additional council members, for a total of nine councilmembers, representing each of the nine districts. The City will be beginning its districting effort at the end of 2020 and it will carry through the end of 2021. As part of this effort, a five-member Council Residential Districting Commission will be seated and produce three maps that will be submitted to Council. Council will be required to approve one of those maps without making changes by the end of 2021. Districts will provide geographic diversity. All citizens retain the power to vote on all of their council representatives.

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Columbus residents – we want your help in shaping the future of Columbus and City Council! In 2018, Columbus voters approved a charter amendment adding two seats to City Council and creating nine districts within our City. The Council Residential Districting Commission (CRDC) has been hard at work to create a map outlining these nine residential districts. Help the CRDC draw the maps by providing your feedback on the draft maps.

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CRDC Community Meeting Series As the CRDC begins the journey to create legislative districts within Columbus, it is important to be intentional about educating residents on the process, as well as soliciting recommendations and feedback from the community.

For the next couple of months, each Wednesday evening, the CRDC will host a virtual community meeting to engage residents in this map-drawing process. Join us in this process and be sure to tell a friend!

Residents are encouraged to follow Council's social media channels and further emails for links to these events as they take place. The main places to watch will be on Facebook Live or on the City of Columbus' YouTube channel.

View the meeting schedule here.

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Meet the Commission Members View information on the Commission members

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Charter Provisions The process to create the Council Residential Districting Commission is enshrined within the Columbus City Charter. To view the rules and process for enacting this system, click here.

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Timeline

December 15, 2020: Application to be a commissioner opened

January 21, 2021: Application to be a commissioner closed

February 2021: Council considered applications and appointed Commission members. Mayor and Council President appointed Commission Chair

March 1, 2021: Commission seated and commission meetings began

April 2021- August 2021: Commission community meetings and Commission meeting

September 2021: Weekly Working Meetings from 5:30-8:30p

September 1, 2021: First draft map released for public comment and review for 30 days

October 2021: Weekly Wednesday meetings from 5:30-8:30 except the 1st week will be on Tuesday, October 5th from 5:30-8:30

October 7, 2021: Next iteration of maps released for public comment and review for 30 days

November 2021: Weekly Wednesday working meetings until November 10, 2021

November 12, 2021: Next iteration of maps released for public comment and review for 30 days

December 2021: Public Town Hall presentation and review of final maps

December 2021: Commission will vote to send three maps to Council. Council will choose one of those maps and vote.  



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Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions about the districting process and the Council Residential Districting Commission
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