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Richmond City Council adopts redistricting schedule for city

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Published: Dec. 21, 2021 at 7:35 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 21, 2021 at 10:16 PM EST
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RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Richmond City Council held a special meeting to discuss the redistricting schedule for the city Tuesday.

The process will impact council and school board election districts.

As required by law, each county in Virginia must redraw its magisterial districts based on population growth reflected in the 2020 census.

During the meeting, the council passed a resolution to “adopt redistricting criteria and a redistricting schedule for the 2021 decennial redistricting of Council and School Board election districts.”

The following schedule was released by the council:

January 24, 2022

  • Introduction of redistricting plan or plans for public comment

January 25, 2022

  • 30-day public comment period begins
  • Virginia Code of Laws § 24.2-129(B)

February 14, 2022

  • Public hearing on proposed plan or plansVirginia Code of Laws § 24.2-129(B)

February 28, 2022

  • Public hearing and adoption of final redistricting planPublish notice of final redistricting planVirginia Code of Laws § 24.2-129(C)

March 30, 2022

  • Adopted redistricting plan takes effectVirginia Code of Laws § 24.2-129(C)

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