Community forums to encourage public input on City-County Council redistricting

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As Indianapolis embarks on the once-a-decade task of redrawing City-County Council districts, officials are soliciting public input.

The City-County Council has scheduled community forums, one per township, scattered throughout January and February. They’re part of a public education and engagement campaign dubbed “Your Voice 2022.”

“The effort marks the first time in Indianapolis history that the Council is beginning the redistricting process with a public information and engagement campaign,” says a news release.

It’s also the first time since city and county government was consolidated in 1970 that Democrats, who won a 20-5 supermajority in the 2019 elections, will run Marion County’s redistricting process.

Indianapolis-based consulting firm Engaging Solutions will host the meeting series. Attendees must wear masks at each event, the news release said.

Here’s the forum schedule:

Perry Township:   

When: Saturday, Jan. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m

Where: Perry Meridian High School, 401 W. Meridian School Road

Lawrence Township:   

When: Tuesday, Jan. 25, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Community Alliance of the Far Eastside, 8902 E. 38th St.

Franklin Township:   

When: Friday, Jan. 28, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Franklin Township Civic League, 8822 Southeastern Ave.

Washington Township:

When: Monday, Jan. 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Washington Township Community & Education Center, 8550 Woodfield Crossing Blvd.

Decatur Township:

When: Tuesday, Feb. 1, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Decatur Township School for Excellence Community Room, 5106 S. High School Road

Wayne Township Redistricting Community Forum:

When: Wednesday, Feb. 2, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Northwest Middle School, 5525 W. 34th St.

Pike Township:

When: Thursday, Feb. 3, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center Gymnasium, 2990 W. 71st St.

Warren Township:  

When: Monday, Feb. 7, 2022, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where: Moorhead Community Resource Center, 8400 E. 10th St.

Center Township:  

When: Tuesday, Feb. 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  

Where: Crispus Attucks High School, 1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St.

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