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County to weigh new redistricting maps Thursday

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County to weigh new redistricting maps Thursday

Public input asked on new Supes map

Thursday is one of Pima County residents' last chances to have a say on the county's redistricting plan, which is based on new U.S. Census numbers.

An advisory panel, appointed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors, will hold its final public meeting to get feedback from the public on proposed changes into five districts.

The recommended map changes by the Redistricting Advisory Committee will be on view to the public and considered at the hearing.

The proposed changes will then be sent to the supervisors for approval, whose members can chose to adopt the new district boundaries by Dec. 1.

The Census Bureau recently released the county-level data for Arizona, and estimated the county has a population of 980,263 residents.

According to those numbers, District 4, represented by Republican Ray Carroll, is the most populated district. The district with the smallest population is District 5, represented by Democratic Supervisor Richard Elias.

The boundaries of the district must be revised to equally distribute representation among the five members of the board.

Changes will also be reflected in the Pima County Community College Board, as they use the same boundaries.

Some precincts will be consolidated due to vote-by-mail and early voting.

The board will meet in the Pima County Supervisors' board hearing room on the first floor of the County Administration building, 130 W. Congress St., at 4:30 p.m.

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