Thursday, August 4, 2011

Committee to redraw State House and Senate district kicks off statewide tour for public input on proposed maps

Today, members of the commission to redraw or “reapportion” state legislative districts will begin touring Colorado to discuss their proposed State House and Senate district maps. The Colorado Reapportionment Commission will begin its tour tonight in Salida and will host 24 additional events throughout Colorado in August and early September. Following the public hearings, a final map will be approved and submitted to the State Supreme Court for review by the October 7 deadline.

The commission is established by law every ten years following the United States Census. It consists of 11 members appointed by the Governor, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and minority and majority leadership in the Senate and House. Click here to visit the commission's website to learn more.

The State Constitution sets criteria the commission must use to draw House and Senate districts based on the results of the census. Beginning on May 12, the commission held 11 public hearings to develop initial maps. The commission will now tour the state again to gather feedback on the maps developed over the course of the summer.

Colorado State Senator Morgan CarrollSenator Morgan Carroll (D-Aurora), a member of the commission, offered the following comment on the process:

“I am very excited about getting input from the people of Colorado. It is important that the voters of our state are heard because these districts directly affect their representation in the State House and Senate. I encourage everyone to be a part of the process.”

Below is a schedule for the reapportionment public hearings throughout the state. Click here to view the initial Senate maps. Click here to view the initial House maps.

Colorado Reapportionment Commission Travel Schedule:

Thursday, August 4, 2011
6:00 p.m., Salida, Chaffee County Administration Building
Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room
104 Crestone Avenue, Salida, CO 81201

Friday, August 5, 2011
6:00 p.m., Gunnison, Western State College
Aspinall-Wilson Center
909 Escalante Drive, Gunnison, CO 81231

Saturday, August 6, 2011
12:00 p.m., Ute Indian Museum
Chipeta Meeting Room
17253 Chipeta Road, Montrose, CO 81401

Grand Junction
Saturday, August 6, 2011
7:00 p.m., Colorado Mesa University
Academic Classroom Building, Room 313
1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501

Monday, August 8, 2011
6:00 p.m., Community College of Aurora
Student Center Rotunda
16000 East CenterTech Parkway, Aurora, CO 80011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011
6:00 p.m., Red Rocks Community College
Community Room on the lower level of the main building(Room 0650)
13300 West 6th Avenue, Lakewood, CO

Ft. Collins
Thursday, August 11, 2011, 6:00 p.m., Colorado State University
Behavioral Sciences Building
Room 105
410 Pitkin Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521

Friday, August 12, 2011
6:00 p.m., Fort Lewis College
Noble Hall, Room 130
1000 Rim Drive, Durango, CO 81301

Saturday, August 13, 2011
1:00 p.m., Trinidad State Junior College
Valley Campus
Building 1 Auditorium
1011 Main Street, Alamosa, CO 81101

Saturday, August 13, 2011
7:00 p.m., Trinidad State Junior College
Trinidad Campus
Berg Administration Building, Little Theater
600 Prospect Street, Trinidad, CO 81082

Monday, August 15, 2011
6:00 p.m., University of Colorado
University Memorial Center, Room 247
1669 Euclid Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
6:00 p.m. Arapahoe Community College
Half Moon (M1800)
5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, CO 80120

Friday, August 19, 2011
6:00 p.m., Lamar Community College
Bowman Building, Large Lecture Hall
2401 South Main Street, Lamar, CO 81052

Saturday, August 20, 2011
1:00 p.m., Morgan Community College
Burlington Center
Community and Education Center Recreation Room
340 S. 14th Street, Burlington, CO 80807

Saturday, August 20, 2011
7:00 p.m., Northeastern Junior College
Hays Student Center, Room 230
100 College Avenue, Sterling, CO 80751

Monday, August 22, 2011
6:00 p.m., Pueblo Community College
Fortino Ballroom (Section A)
900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004

Colorado Springs
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
6:00 p.m., Pikes Peak Community College
Rampart Range Campus
Room W101
11195 Hwy 83, Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
6:00 p.m., Adams County Regional Park and Event Complex
Waymire Center Rendezvous Meeting Room #3
9755 Henderson Road, Brighton, CO 80601

Steamboat Springs
Friday, August 26, 2011
6:00 p.m., Steamboat Springs Community Center
1605 Lincoln Avenue, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Glenwood Springs
Saturday, August 27, 2011
1:00 p.m., Garfield County Administration Building
Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room
108 8th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Saturday, August 27, 2011
7:00 p.m., Frisco Community and Senior Center
0083 Nancy's Place, Frisco, CO 80443

Monday, August 29, 2011
6:00 p.m., University of Northen Colorado
University Center, Columbine B
2045 10th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80639

Castle Rock
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
6:00 p.m., Douglas County Library Phillip S. Miller Branch
Castle Rock Bank Room East
100 S. Wilcox, Castle Rock, CO 80104

Wednesday, August 31, 2011
6:00 p.m.,State Capitol Building
Old Supreme Court Chambers
200 East Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80203

Thursday, September 1, 2011
6:00 p.m., Broomfield City and County Building
City Council Chamber
1 DesCombes Drive, Broomfield, CO 80020