Residents encouraged to comment on proposed county redistricting maps

Residents encouraged to comment on proposed county redistricting maps
Posted on 10/28/2021

The IRC will meet on Thursday, October 28, at 6:00 p.m. to choose up to three (3) of the proposed maps. The maps included in the final selection will be presented to commissioners on November 9. 

 

The maps can be viewed at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/IRCMaps. People who would like to provide public comment can participate in the IRC’s virtual meeting (log-in information here) or provide written public comment to [email protected].

 

Additional opportunities for public comment will be available as the Board of County Commissioners takes up the discussion of the maps recommended by the IRC.

 

About the Independent Redistricting Committee

 

Lane County’s Home Rule Charter requires that boundaries for Lane County commissioner districts be evaluated and updated at least once every ten years. The last redistricting effort was completed in 2011. The current redistricting process is being led by a committee of Lane County community members.

 

The Independent Redistricting Committee (IRC) is composed of fifteen (15) members. The IRC is responsible for presenting up to three (3) redistricting options to the Board of County Commissioners in November. 

 

The IRC is only responsible for redistricting the five county commissioner districts. The Sheriff, District Attorney and Tax Assessor are elected by all Lane County voters and do not have sub-districts. 

 

The Home Rule Charter states: “In accordance with Federal, State, or County census figures, the boundaries of the five districts shall be drawn by the board of commissioners so as not to deny any person equal protection of the law.”

 

Information about the IRC can be found at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/IRC