The Private Redistricting of DeKalb

The Chronicle reports today that the city has begun to redraw ward boundaries. First of all, what’s the rush? But City Manager Mark Biernacki said the council will try to get a new map approved before this October. That way, if any sitting council member finds he or she is outside of their ward’s new…

Redistricting Clock is Ticking

Recently while doing some lookups in Chapter 3 of the Municipal Code, I came across this: 3.02-5 REDISTRICTING THE CITY. The wards of the City of DeKalb as heretofore established and as may hereafter be established shall be reapportioned according to population. In the formation of the reapportioned wards the population of each shall be…